January 13, 2015

Hutchens Attorney Selected For Legal Elite By Industry Peers

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., (Jan. 13, 2015) — Hutchens Law Firm attorney Christopher D. Foster has been named one of Business North Carolina magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite in the areas of “Tax/Estate Planning” and “Young Guns.” he Legal Elite designation is given to lawyers whose peers believe are the state’s best practitioners in their field. “Young Guns” are considered the state’s best “up and coming lawyers.” Foster is among the top three percent of attorneys practicing in North Carolina named to the Legal Elite.

Since 2002, Business North Carolina (BNC) has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing the Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers across a variety of practice areas. Winners are chosen not by BNC editors but by peer review. This year’s selection was open to the more than 20,000 active members of the N.C. State Bar. Lawyers were not allowed to vote for themselves and could choose another associate or partner only if they were with another firm practicing the same category of law. Less than three percent of the state’s lawyers made the “Legal Elite” this year.

Foster works in the Fayetteville office of Hutchens Law Firm and concentrates his areas of practice on wills, trusts, and estates, as well as business/corporate law, tax exempt organizations, employee benefits, and tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Last year, Business North Carolina named Foster one of 56 select Legal Elite Young Guns, which recognizes the state’s up and coming lawyers. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Presbyterian College where he graduated cum laude with honors in Political Science. There, he was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and a recipient of the Order of the Omega. He was also a Belk Scholar and a Taylor Stukes Scholar, which is awarded to the most promising legal student in each graduating class. Foster received an MBA from the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business where he graduated class valedictorian (4.0 GPA) and was inducted into the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina where he served as a member of the international legal honor society Phi Delta Phi and on the editorial staff of the Journal of International Law and Business. He also holds a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.


About Hutchens Law Firm

Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Fayetteville, N.C., Hutchens Law Firm is a high performance, client-driven firm dedicated to providing the highest level of professional legal representation. Practice areas include business law, creditors' rights, civil litigation, mediation and arbitration, personal injury, workers' compensation, Social Security disability, real estate, wills, trusts and estate administration, armed forces law, tax law, family law, and administrative law. Collectively, Hutchens’ attorneys offer over 500 years of legal experience. The firm has four offices in North Carolina, including Fayetteville, Southern Pines, Charlotte, and Wilmington, and one in Columbia, S.C. Additional information about Hutchens Law Firm may be found online at

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