Charles L. Menges

Charlie counsels clients on business transactions, primarily in the real estate industry and in the banking and finance sector. Resident in the Richmond office, his practice ranges from locally based matters to multistate and national transactions to international projects.

In real estate, Charlie handles commercial real estate transactions of all types, including the leasing, sale, purchase, development, financing and management of office buildings, retail projects and industrial properties. He also represents clients in connection with planned communities such as residential subdivisions, golf-course communities and mixed-use projects. He has extensive experience in representing real estate investment trusts (REITs), in forming and representing joint ventures and other types of entities in the real estate industry, and in handling large portfolio transactions.

Charlie also represents owners, developers and lenders in the hospitality and resorts industry, including negotiating purchase and sale agreements, management agreements and franchise agreements. He also advises hotels, private resort clubs and other hospitality clients on meeting contracts, vendor relationships, membership issues and other matters.

In the banking and finance area, Charlie represents institutional lenders and corporate borrowers in a variety of financing transactions, whether real estate-based or otherwise, including asset-based loans, unsecured investment-grade lending, syndicated credits of various types, lease finance transactions, M&A financings, conduit lending/securitization, sale of loan portfolios, loan workouts and restructuring, and portfolio mortgage loans.

Charlie co-chairs the firm’s Opinion Committee and has lectured extensively on opinion practice.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate and Land Use, 2) Real Estate Development, 3) Real Estate Finance, 4) Banking and Finance, 5) Asset-based Lending, 6) Lease Finance, 7) Project Finance, 8) Syndicated Finance and 9) New Markets Tax Credits
Law School University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1977
Education College of William & Mary, B.A., 1974
Bar Member / Association Virginia State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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