Chris is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Riverview Trust Company. He has over 25 years of experience working with high net worth families. He spent the first 17 years of his career as a nationally recognized estate planning attorney, ultimately as a partner at Holland & Knight (which holds the nation’s largest estate planning practice). From there, he moved to Wells Fargo’s Private Bank, where he spent eight years managing the Fiduciary Services team in Oregon and SW Washington. In addition to overseeing all aspects of Riverview’s operations, Chris works directly with clients to help them navigate the challenges of estate planning and trust administration. In particular, he assists clients with business succession, trust design and charitable planning.
Chris is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and nationally recognized speaker and author on numerous estate planning topics. He has written seven books on estate planning, including The Law of Trustee Investments, published by the American Bar Association. He has drafted trust and probate legislation for the State of Oregon. Chris is a former President of the Estate Planning Council of Portland, former Chair of the Estate Planning and Administration Section of the Oregon State Bar, and is currently Editor of the Estate Planning and Administration Section Newsletter.
In addition to his work in the professional community, he has also been active in the local nonprofit community, having served on the boards of Portland Center Stage, Catholic Charities, Bodyvox, Oregon Children’s Theatre and Neighborhood House.
Chris received his J.D. from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from San Francisco State University.
Chris and his wife Renee live in Portland and enjoy spending time on the Oregon coast. They are big theater fans (Renee was also an Oregon Children’s Theatre board member). Chris is an avid reader and recovering musician who still plays a little guitar.