Charles regularly represents lenders and borrowers in domestic and cross-border secured loan transactions, including senior debt financing as well as mezzanine and second lien loans.
He has extensive experience in all aspects of aircraft finance, sales and leasing, representing both lenders and sellers. He also represents lenders in various structured finance transactions. In addition, Charles has experience with corporate transactions, including a private placement of equity securities and a cross-border acquisition.
Since joining the Chicago legal community, Charles has acted as a mentor in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Law School Mentoring Program.
At Cornell University Law School, Charles was recognized with the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the Study of American Indian Law.
Representation of a U.S. commercial bank on the establishment of a revolving credit facility for a U.S. defense industry contractor.
Representation of a U.S. commercial finance company on the establishment of a revolving credit facility for a global fashion company.
Advice on a term loan and revolving credit facility to finance the acquisition of a national logistics company by a private equity investment firm.
Representation of a multinational fragrance company on a $24 million term loan and revolving credit facility.
Representation of a U.S. commercial bank on the $2.1 billion debtor-in-possession financing of a U.S. air carrier.
Representation of a German commercial bank on the $125 million project financing of a railroad depot in Houston, Texas.
Representation of a U.S. commercial bank on a $325 million capital call financing for a Texas private equity fund.
Advice on a $275 million capital call financing of a Cayman Islands-based investment fund.
Representation of a French commercial bank on the $30 million back-leveraged leasing of two aircraft for a U.S. aircraft lessor.
Representation of three European commercial banks on a $100 million leveraged leasing of four aircraft to a Panamanian air carrier.
Representation of 15 European banks on the $2.1 billion debt restructuring of an Irish aircraft leasing company.
Representation of four European banks on a debt restructuring of 17 aircraft mortgage facilities for a U.S. air carrier.
Representation of a French commercial bank on a $133 million mortgage financing of 28 engines for a U.S. air carrier.
Advised on the $136 million mortgage financing of five aircraft for a U.S. air carrier.
Representation of a U.S. educational testing corporation on a private placement of equity securities.
Representation of an Australian investment company on the acquisition of a controlling interest in a semiconductor merchandiser with operations across Asia, the U.S. and Europe.
Member, American Bar Association, 2002-present
Member, Illinois State Bar Association, 2012-present
Member, Phi Delta Phi, 2002-present