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Charlie assists clients in navigating public financing for their complex real estate development projects.

He serves on the firm’s national team representing clients before a wide range of state and local zoning, permitting, land use, planning, development, economic, business, adjustment, application and processing boards, councils, commissions, agencies and governing bodies. Charlie helps clients build community projects with financing that includes:

  • Public-private partnerships (P3)
  • Property-assessed clean energy (PACE)
  • Community improvement districts (CID)
  • Historic tax credits (HTC)
  • Tax increment financing (TIF)
  • Transportation development districts (TDD)
  • Opportunity zones
  • Low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC)
  • New markets tax credits (NMTC)
  • Brownfield tax credits

Charlie meets crucial deadlines on behalf of clients while remaining adaptable to change during the life of a project. Clients appreciate his focus of both business and law to move their projects forward. What Charlie enjoys most about guiding development incentive and tax credit deals is the common finish line for all parties.




  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
    • Scholar in Law Award
    • Marion C. Early Award
    • Dean’s list
  • M.B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
  • B.A., Trinity College


  • Missouri
  • Ohio

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)
2023 Pro Bono Contributor
  • Helped faith leaders and congregations incorporate a nonprofit, Transformational Housing, to rebuild affordable housing after a disastrous tornado. Read more here.
  • As extern for U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement, reviewed 7,000+ e-documents and 150+ audio e-files to investigate alleged market manipulation.
  • Served on legal team as underwriter's counsel, bond counsel and disclosure counsel in issuance of municipal bonds for tax-exempt organizations in amounts of $9,905,000 to $192,290,000.
Outside the Office

Next up: Antarctica.

Charlie has visited more than 60 countries across five continents. Antarctica is on his short list for upcoming travel destinations. At home, he’s a devoted St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan, and a participatory sportsman in softball, golf and squash. Charlie’s also completed a Tough Mudder in Mount Snow, VT, and a marathon in Philadelphia’s Pennypack Park.