Charles joined Boyd, Chandler & Falconer in 2013 after clerking for the Alaska Superior Court. He represents and advises public and private clients in litigation, governance, and transactional matters.
Charles focuses on governance (corporate and municipal), construction projects, land use, and municipal taxation. He often moves outside of core practice areas to meet the needs of the firm’s clients, providing some of his more memorable work. For example, when the City of Adak found itself a defendant in a federal maritime case, Charles dove into admiralty law with terrific results (summary judgment and an award of costs and attorney’s fees in favor of the city), finding the work as interesting as it was challenging.
Before moving to Alaska, Charles attended the University of Michigan for law and graduate school. His studies centered around project finance and cross-border transactions in the former Soviet states. At some point, he got wise to Alaska being a nicer place to live than Moscow (better skiing, better climbing, better fishing, cleaner rivers, and about ten million fewer people).
J.D. University of Michigan Law School, 2011
B.A. Marlboro College (with honors), 2006
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate & Business
- United States District Court for the District of Alaska
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit