Christopher D Foster BIO

 

BIO

Christopher D. Foster (Chris) is a Fayetteville native who practices in the areas of wills, trusts, and estates, as well as business/corporate law, and tax exempt organizations, and tax law.

After practicing with large regional law firms he decided to  return home and give back to the community he loves and made him who he is today.

He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army and gives seminars on behalf of the Cumberland Community Foundation, CEED, and other local tax exempt organizations and is a contributing writer for CityView.

His tax and business degrees not only allow him to converse with estate clients but also business owners in a manner in which his clients feel comfortable and at ease.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science from Presbyterian College (2000)

  • Cum laude, With Honors in Political Science, Pi Sigma Alpha, Order of the Omega, Belk Scholar, Taylor Stukes Scholar (awarded to the most promising legal student in his class at Presbyterian College)

MBA from the University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business (2003) 

  • Valedictorian (4.0 GPA), Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Phi Delta Phi, Journal of International Law and Business

Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law(2004)

Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M) from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law (2005) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

  

Trusts and Estates

  • Wills
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Trusts to Reduce Taxation
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Trust and Estate Administration

Business Law

  • Business Succession Plans
  • Corporate Formation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Contracts
  • Tax Exempt Organizations 

Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar (2004)
  • United States Tax Court (2017)

Honors and Awards

  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite in Tax/Estate Planning* - 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

*Awarded to less than 3% of Attorneys in NC

  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent - The Highest Possible Rating
  • Fayetteville Observer Forty Under 40 - 2014
  • Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Bearer - 1996 Olympics in Atlanta

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member - Salvation Army of Fayetteville - Former Vice Chair
  • Board Member - Methodist University Reeves School of Business
  • Board Member - Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville
  • Greater Fayetteville Chamber - General Counsel and a Member of the 2025 Chamber Task Force
  • Member  - Vision 2026
  • Former Board Member - Coastal Carolina Chapter of the Red Cross
  • Former Board Member - New Bern Chamber of Commerce Finance Committee
  • Former Board Member - Outdoorsmen for Alzheimer's