Christopher E. Hannum

Christopher E. Hannum

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC
 | 6801 Morrison Blvd, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-973-5320
Fax: 704-414-2647
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Tax: Business (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    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.

    About Christopher Hannum

    Admitted: 1994, North Carolina

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    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Admitted to practice in North Carolina and Florida

    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;


    • 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;

    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

    Industry Groups

    • Florida Bar
    • North Carolina Bar
    • Numerous Tax Sections And Committees; North Carolina Bar Tax Section Council
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    Office Location for Christopher E. Hannum

    6801 Morrison Blvd
    Suite 400
    Charlotte, NC 28211

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    Last Updated: 2/17/2021

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