About Chris Beary
Chris Beary is a businessman and philanthropist based out of the New Orleans area.
Entrepreneur & Activist
William 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 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
Friday Nights From The Funky Uncle
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)
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).
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.
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.
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.
Fridays From The Funky Uncle
Bougainvillea Productions and Soul Project NOLA have partnered to bring you “Friday’s From the Funky Uncle!”, a webcast featuring New Orleans Funk Musicians playing live to raise money for all members of the entertainment community in New Orleans who are in need. Starting Friday April 3, 2020, and continuing every Friday thereafter, we will present a live performance from the decks of the one of a kind Mardi Gras float, the Funky Uncle Lounge. Combined with musician interviews and outreach news and in the vein of Soul Train or the Midnight Special, the hour and a half program will stream on FaceBookLive and will raise money through the use of a virtual “tip bucket”. The resulting fund, thefunkfund, will be distributed to musicians and entertainment workers economically or medically impacted by COVID 19. If you are a fan and lover of this music, and are able, you can and should donate anytime to help defer the hardship forced on our cherished New Orleans musicians and the people who work to bring them to you.
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.