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"As the son of a small business owner, I am committed to helping companies operate smoothly by leading them through sometimes-difficult legal terrain."



Charlie is passionate about using his legal skills to contribute to Buffalo’s resurgence by assisting the area’s growing businesses. His MBA complements his legal practice that focuses on the transactional needs of clients, from sole proprietorships to large corporations. Charlie enjoys helping businesses achieve their goals by alleviating their time spent on legal issues so they can focus on what really matters: their business.

Charlie also uses his knowledge of and ties to Toronto and Southern Ontario to support Canadian enterprises with their operations in the United States. His experience includes helping both privately held and publicly traded companies in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, corporate and partnership formations, business start-ups, and general corporate and business law.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Representative Experience

  • Represents an airline software operations start-up in connection with its entity formation, corporate structuring, and $1.25 million series seed raise.
  • Represents a liquor distillery in connection with its entity formation, corporate structuring, and $300,000 series seed raise.
  • Represents an international supplier of injected molded parts with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, and China regarding its general corporate and contract requirements.
  • Represents an international manufacturer of frozen Italian food products regarding its day-to-day corporate and contract requirements.
  • Represents a NYC cannabidiol (CBD) products start-up in connection with its entity formation, corporate structuring, and $750,000 series seed raise.
  • Represents a Canadian distributor of orthotic footwear regarding its US expansion and operations.
  • Represented a music distribution and licensing company in the $2.5 million sale of its business assets, including intellectual property and other proprietary rights in various recordings and musical compositions.
  • Represented a national electrical distribution services provider to major festivals, sporting events, concerts, and tradeshows in the $3.46 million sale of its business assets to a DE company.
  • Represented a NY industrial automation components and equipment distributor in the $2.3 million sale of its business assets to a NJ company.
  • Represented a purchaser in its acquisition of a local grocery store franchise and related assets.
  • Represented multiple practicing neurological-surgeon entrepreneurs and advised them in connection with their respective ventures, including the commercialization, protection, and subsequent monetization and licensing of their medical-tech intellectual property.
  • Created a complex estate plan for Native American clients with $20 million in assets, including balancing issues with treaty exclusions from a restriction on transfers perspective and federal estate and transfer tax exemptions, restructuring assets, handling issues for the succession of closely held business interests operating on restricted lands, and restructuring holdings into LLCs.

Prior Experience

  • Barclay Damon LLP, Summer Associate
  • US District Court for the Western District of New York to Judge William Skretny, Judicial Extern
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission, NY Regional Office, Law Clerk
  • US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York, Law Clerk

Selected Community Activities

  • Buffalo District Golf Association, Board Member
  • Buffalo Squash Racquets Association, Former Board Member

Selected Honors

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Order of the Coif

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