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Charles B. Lee Jr.

Finance & Real Estate Department Chair
Charlotte | 704.335.9001
Fax | 704.334.4706

Clients turn to Chuck Lee to structure and close a wide range of corporate finance transactions. He has approximately 40 years of experience serving clients, with an emphasis on the petrochemical, retail, manufacturing, renewable energy, and public utility sectors.

"He has a great sense of business vision and can apply that to the legal issues," one of his clients told Chambers USA, which develops rankings using in-depth interviews and objective research. Chuck's clients and peers consistently rank him among the leading lawyers in North Carolina.

He has deep knowledge of syndicated lending and private equity financing, both at the senior and mezzanine levels. He also has extensive experience with cross-border financing, representing foreign lenders and borrowers in financing the acquisition of middle-market U.S. assets or subsidiaries. He frequently advises on cross-border transactions.

Additionally, Chuck has substantial experience providing counsel on trade finance. He often advises on the financing of exports and imports to or from the Middle East, Central America, and Southeast Asia.

Representative Experience

Chuck regularly represents clients in connection with the following needs:

  • Cross-border financings.
  • Corporate term and working capital facilities.
  • Fintech development and monetization.
  • Domestic and international project finance transactions involving chemical plants, utility assets, manufacturing facilities, container ports, and other transportation projects.
  • Merger and acquisition lending.
  • Acquisition and development lending.
  • International trade finance transactions.
  • Site selection and development.
  • Acquisition and development of industrial, commercial, and retail projects.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, 2013-2024
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Banking & Finance, 2012-2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Banking & Finance; Real Estate & Commercial Development