The firm is proud to announce that Charles J. Wilkes, an associate in our Real Estate and Redevelopment & Land Use Departments, has been selected for inclusion on the New Jersey Law Journal’s list of 2014 “New Leaders of the Bar." The publication annually recognizes the career accomplishments of young lawyers who have established themselves as leaders within their firms and organizations, as well as within the larger legal community. Mr. Wilkes will be honored at a celebratory event on September 1, 2014 at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, and will be profiled in a special Law Journal publication in July.
Mr. Wilkes concentrates his practice on commercial real estate and financing transactions. He has worked on a variety of sophisticated matters, including the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of commercial real estate and major redevelopment projects. He has experience negotiating and drafting real estate loan documentation, purchase and sale agreements and commercial and industrial leases. He has also provided local representation to major international lenders and multinational borrowers in cross-border loan transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wilkes practiced as an associate in the banking, capital markets and corporate groups at a leading multinational law firm, where he worked on several major commercial lending transactions and securities offerings for real estate investment trusts. He is a member of the New Jersey chapter of NAIOP, the Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey, and the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. He earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law and received his B.A. magna cum laude from The Catholic University of America.