Entrepreneur & Activist
William Christopher (“Chris”) Beary is a CPA (inactive status), businessman, and community activist. Born and raised in New Orleans, he loves his home and currently resides there with his wife Page with whom he has four daughters. Chris attended the University of New Orleans where he got his Bachelor’s in Accounting; he later went onto Tulane University School of Law to complete his J.D. where he graduated Cum Laude.
Chris’s entrepreneurial spirit has helped him get involved with several businesses in many different industry verticals. Some of Chris’s business endeavors include him as Owner, Officer, Manager or Board Member in industries such as healthcare, gaming, construction, real estate, restaurants, entertainment, retail sales and others. Chris also practiced law for over 25 years, 17 of which he spent as a managing partner of his own firm. During his time as a lawyer, Chris Beary was awarded the “AV” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell rating service. The “AV” rating is the highest rating given to less than 1% of lawyers. In addition to Chris’s business interests, Chris has co-founded non-profits and participated in many community endeavors.
Chris actively pursues business and community opportunities in addition to spending his time with the following businesses:
B.S., University of New Orleans (Accounting)
J.D., Tulane University (Cum Laude)
Certified Public Accountant (inactive status)
Northshore Radio, L.L.C.
Board Chair and Majority Owner
AIMS International, L.L.C
Board Chair and Majority Owner
Owner, Officer, Manager or Board Member of various businesses including hospitals, gaming, construction, real estate, restaurants, entertainment, retail sales and others.
25 years of the practice of law including transactions, litigation, tax and general business issues.
Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, L.L.P.1993 - 1996
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.1997 - 2001
Beary & Oakes, L.L.C. (formerly Orrill & Beary, L.L.C.)2001 - 2018
Current Community Involvement
Founder and Board Chair, Grace at the Green Light, Inc.
Co-Founder, The Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative, L.L.C.
Finance Committee, Christ Church Cathedral
Coach, McGehee, Mock Trial Team Regional Champions 2015, 2016 and 2017
Co-Founder and Co-Captain, The Fat Bankers’ Social Aid & Pleasure Club, LLC (Funky Tucks Group)
The Fat Bankers’ is a sub-group of the Krewe of Tucks. The Fat Bankers’ Social Aid & Pleasure Club is a social and charitable organization dedicated to serving the City of New Orleans by: Parading and pursuing Gniaule, Bière, Bourbon, Femmes, et Hommes; Helping its citizens to funkify themselves; and Relieving the distressed.
Francois Bend is a beautiful, amenity-rich, senior living campus with 108 apartments located on 7.5 acres in the community of Gonzales. The campus enjoys easy accessibility to Baton Rouge, the New Orleans Metro area and the North Shore. The campus is centrally located to acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, physician offices, churches, law enforcement agencies, city government offices, and shopping. Francois Bend offers a maintenance-free lifestyle with 3 levels of care as well as dedicated memory care. All apartments are licensed for assisted living so residents can remain in the same apartment even when more assistance is necessary. At Francois Bend, we believe a broad range of amenities and services are important and we also recognize and respect everyone’s right to privacy. We remain open to the personal preferences of each resident and work to provide a plan that best suits that person’s needs.
Grace At The Greenlight
Grace at the Greenlight is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves the homeless in the New Orleans area. Grace at the Greenlight's mission is to offer New Orleans' homeless persons choices and to provide for their basic needs (water, food and community) in a loving manner that embraces the human spirit. The Grace at the Greenlight initiative has served over 100,000 meals, distributed over 512,000 bottles of water, and has reunited over 1,600 participants with their families.
AIMS International is the onshore and offshore industry leader in engineering design, fabrication and installation of fiberglass products. AIMS International is known for designing and constructing durable, long-lasting, and reliable Fiberglass Reinforced Products (FRP).
WGSO is one of the oldest radio stations in New Orleans, LA. It was originally an AM daytimer and throughout its life went through a series of call letters and formats before going 24 hours in the 1980s. Making iconic strides in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas with programs such as "Poppa Stoppa" and providing New Orleans with its first business talk format, WGSO is a pillar in the New Orleans radio community.