Christopher B. Carson

President and CEO
Bar/Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • J.D. (Honors - Legal Research and Writing), University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., cum laude, Dickinson College, 1982

Chris is currently the Firm’s President and CEO and a Director in the Corporate & Tax Group at Cohen & Grigsby. For 30 years, he has been serving as trusted legal counsel and strategic business advisor to a diverse client base – from publicly traded global Fortune 500 companies to privately held entities and wealthy individuals – across the industry spectrum in the areas of general corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Chris has particular experience with companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemicals industries. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Business Law and was selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.


Chris’ broad portfolio of business and tax transactions includes auction-based matters, negotiated acquisitions, international joint ventures and corporate finance. He counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions and various business operational issues, including business formation, asset and stock acquisitions and sales, and business combinations.


Chris is actively involved in the community and serves as a member of the board of the Carnegie Museum of Art and a trustee of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Chris is a member of Cohen & Grigsby’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and previously served for four years as the Firm’s Vice President of Strategic Planning and Talent Development before being elected to President and CEO.

Honors and Achievements

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list