A magna cum laude graduate from Cornell University and the holder of a J.D. and LL.M (Taxation) from the Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University, Christopher serves as the Guardian/Deppe Chair in Pensions & Retirement Planning at The American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, PA. Chris has designed and taught fifteen undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. courses in charitable gift planning, qualified and nonqualified compensation planning, business succession planning, income tax planning, and tax policy. He also is an adjunct professor of taxation in the LL.M program at Widger where he wrote and teaches a course in charitable gift planning.
Chris has created an introduction to financial, tax and compensation planning for a major privately held wealth management firm and a business succession planning courses for a national mutual insurance company. In recognition of his writings on the coordination of charitable giving with financial, estate and retirement-income planning, Chris received from Trusts & Estates a 2017 Distinguished Author Award at The Plaza Hotel in New York. Chris is a member of the Leadership Board of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Cambridge, MA.