Christopher E. Hannum

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina

Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC
Christopher E. Hannum
Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Tax, Estate Planning & Probate view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1994

Education: University of Florida Levin College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC

6801 Carnegie Blvd
Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28211 Phone: 704-973-5320 Email: Christopher E. Hannum Visit website


Mr. Hannum  focuses on business law, tax law, real estate, estate planning, asset protection and wealth preservation planning, and is Co-chairman of the CLE Committee of the North Carolina Bar Tax Section.  He has over 25 years of experience in representing individuals, families and businesses in complex tax and business matters, including estate tax planning, business organizations, wealth protection, securities matters, tax controversy, mergers and acquisitions. 

Mr. Hannum has a proven track record of handling successful transactions and developing effective solutions to minimize taxes and legal risks and achieve client objectives.  He counsels clients in all aspects of tax and business matters, estate and succession planning, business sales and acquisitions, labor and creditor disputes as well as shareholder and other legal matters.

Mr. Hannum has also led or participated in many of the corporate transactions the Firm has recently handled as part of the CEC Business Planning and Transactions Practice.



  • The University of Florida, LL.M., Taxation, with honors
  • The University of Florida, J.D., with honors
  • Allegheny College, B.A. in Political Science  


  • Family: Wife Kristina and kids Madison, Julia and Cj
  • Frequent speaker at seminars and CLE programs
  • Author of numerous articles on areas of expertise
  • Served on various state tax advisory boards
  • Member of various professional committees and organizations.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Tax: Business, Estate Planning & Probate, Employment & Labor: Employer

First Admitted: 1992, Florida

Professional Webpage:

  • Represented many family owned and closely held companies in sales, acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures over many years
Representative Clients:
  • Allen Tate Companies; Convergence Services Group, LLC; Verigent; Birdseye Renewable Energy; CNP Technologies, LLC; Various business entrepreneurs throughout the Southeast;
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Long standing Member of the North Carolina State Bar Tax Section Council of advisors 
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer with Charlotte area Junior Achievement program, including instructional teaching to local elementary school classrooms; Volunteer for various faith groups such as Family Promise and Room at the Inn ministries; Volunteer at Charlotte Men's Homeless Shelter;
Educational Background:
  • LL.M in Taxation with Honors, University of Florida 1993; J.D. with Honors, University of Florida 1992; B.S. in Political Science, Allegheny College 1989
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Admitted to practice in North Carolina and Florida
Industry Groups:
  • Florida Bar
  • North Carolina Bar
  • Numerous Tax Sections And Committees; North Carolina Bar Tax Section Council

Office location for Christopher E. Hannum

6801 Carnegie Blvd
Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28211


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

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