As Chair of Husch Blackwell’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) group, Charles is a recognized and trusted advisor in the Development and P3 industries. He has played a leading role in many significant P3 projects across the United States, which have helped fuel the use of this unique financing tool nationally. Examples of Charles’ recent P3 projects include:
Whether it’s a general real estate transaction involving the acquisition of property or a project involving the use of public financing, Charles is skilled in crafting win-win solutions for his clients and the communities the projects serve. He works with developers, business executives and investors on general real estate acquisitions and dispositions, traditional financing and other concerns related to such transactions to help clients realize their business objectives. When developments involve the use of complex public financing tools, such as community improvement districts, tax increment financing, transportation development districts and tax abatement programs, Charles seeks solutions to create outcomes that foster mutual benefits and goodwill. For instance, when public concern hindered a major client project, Charles crafted the Shared Success Fund, an economic development policy that generates benefits throughout the broader Kansas City community upon successful completion of the project. The policy stands to create community benefits for years to come, as well as spur additional project opportunities.
In his approach to legal services, Charles emphasizes results and value, and he assists clients in evaluating the impact of any decision on their balance sheet. Charles provides a tailored economic analysis for his clients, which assists in the evaluation of asset growth and protection, along with economic development risk allocation.
Order of the Barristers National Moot Court Team, Best Appellate Brief Student Bar Association, President, Vice-President, 1999-2000UMKC Law Review, Staff, 1999-2000