Chuck moved to Cincinnati in 1980 and has maintained a general business practice since that time, with concentrations in business transactions and commercial litigation. He has represented buyers and sellers in hundreds of acquisition and disposition transactions, and both plaintiffs and defendants in scores of business-related matters in State and Federal Courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings. As a mediator, Chuck has successfully conducted numerous mediations regarding the separation or division of large-value illiquid asset, generally a business, often as part of a larger divorce mediation/settlement.

Chuck's outside activities include scuba diving (with his wife, Nancy), flying (instrument-rated private pilot), tennis, and paddle tennis. He served as a member of the Indian Hill Ohio City Council for six years, served on the Zoning/Planning Board for twelve years, and has served as a director for numerous companies in the real estate, media and investment industries.

Representative cases include:

  • Represented Financial Advisor Defendant in $13,000,000 claim for breach of the Ohio Prudent Investor Act.
  • Represented Plaintiff investor in $15,000,000 claim against Fifth Third Securities for Breach of Fiduciary Duty.
  • Represented Plaintiff operator of 100 plus convenience store operators in Breach of Contract case against its gasoline supplier.
  • Represented Lloyd's of London in Collection and Fraudulent Transfer cases.
  • Represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in numerous fraudulent transfer cases.
  • Represented Defendants in claims brought by PNC Bank in excess of $20,000,000.
  • Represented Plaintiff developer in $25,000,000 claim for Tortious Interference with Contract against an environmental group.
  • Represented Plaintiffs in whistle blower claims.