Christopher L. Carpenter

Partner

Tel: (951) 826-8300

Location(s)

At a Glance

Chris practice includes the preparation and administration of revocable and irrevocable trusts and related matters.
 
Chris joined BB&K after a three-year stint in the USAF JAG.
 
He is Martindale-Hubble AV Rated.

Chris Carpenter is a partner at Best Best & Krieger LLPs Riverside office, providing legal services to firm clients in the areas of estate planning and administration. He has been with the firm more than 40 years and served as managing partner for seven and a half years.
 
Chris has been a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel for more than 15 years and is a past president of the Riverside County Estate Planning Council. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to his area of practice, as well as an author of articles on these subjects.
 
Chris’ practice includes the preparation and administration of revocable and irrevocable trusts and related matters. The practice emphasizes business succession planning for families that own successful small businesses. This includes assisting clients with gifting programs, both to family members and charities, using a variety of techniques and entities that take advantage of different valuation concepts.
 
Chris joined BB&K after a three-year stint in the USAF JAG, and stayed with the firm since. He lives in Riverside and has two daughters and two grandsons. He enjoys golf, reading and racquetball. Chris is admitted to practice in the State of California and the District of Columbia.
 
Education

  • Yale Law School, LLB.
  • Pomona College, B.A.


Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2011-2012
  • Martindale-Hubble AV Rated
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow