Charles is an experienced trial attorney representing corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates and individuals in a variety of major civil cases involving business, real estate, land use, probate, construction and employment disputes.
He has successfully tried many multi-million dollar cases in Massachusetts state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings and administrative hearings, including two “Top Ten” Trial Awards. He has also successfully briefed and argued cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court, including the recent precedent-setting case Koshy v. Sachdev, 477 Mass. 759 (2017). Chambers USA has listed Charles as a top commercial litigator in Boston, and Law and Politics Magazine has named Charles a “New England Super Lawyer” in the area of business litigation since 2005. He co-chairs the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group.
Charles has a significant business litigation practice, including complex disputes involving private investment funds including hedge, private equity and venture capital funds. He handles cases involving corporate governance disputes, securities fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, unfair and deceptive trade practices, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, corporate freeze-outs, and other commercial disputes.