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Mr. Charles has an "AV Preeminent" rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system, which connotes the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
~June 13, 2013 8:30 am to 9:15 am - Attorney Chris Charles will present - Asset Protection- Why Every Arizona REALTOR® Should Have a PLLC. This will be presented to the Desert Ridge/Kierland Tour at the Desert Ridge Community Center, located at 3775 E. Lone Cactus Drive, PHX 85050.
~On June 27, 2013, Chris Charles will be teaching a continuing education calss to REALTORS®, attorneys and property owners regarding Real Estate Contracts at the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business.
~“On Friday, September 13, 2013, Chris will be included on a panel presenting on the ‘Latest Updates on Loan Modifications and Short Sales,’ a series part of ASU Law CLE’s “New and old realities about real property and bankruptcy: Protecting debtors in the ever-changing real estate world” seminar at ASU’s College of Law.”
~The National Business Institute has confirmed that attorney Christopher Charles will be speaking at the Institute On Wednesday, November 6, 2013. He will be addressing the issue of short sales.
~AZ Business Magazine will be featuring attorney Christopher Charles as a 2013 Top Real Estate Law Attorney in their March/April AZ Business Magazine's special 2013 top lawyer edition.
~Attorney Christopher Charles has been chosen to head up the Real Estate Practice Group at Davis Miles McGuire Gardner. Co-Founder and managing partner Charles E. Davis said, " Chris brings much experience, a substantial practice and is a familiar voice to many Valley Real Estate Professionals."
~Get Chris' Real Estate insight in, "Get To Know the Law- with Davis Miles McGuire Gardner" radio shows are now available here.
Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Business Law, Landlord Tenant, Eviction Actions, Breach of Contract, Home Owners Association, Zoning, Fraud/Misrepresentation,
Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, Tempe, Arizona, B.A., Finance, 2001
College of Law of England and Wales, London, England, 2002
University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA, Juris Doctor, 2004
– Associate Editor, International Law Journal
State Bar of Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, 2005
“Seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly.” Micah 6:8
While in business school at ASU, Christopher discovered that the common thread that connects every one of the Fortune 500 CEOs is a shared passion for what they do. So he asked himself, “what am I passionate about?”…. “Problem solving!” For as long as he can remember, he’s enjoyed finding solutions to seemingly complex problems. And he loves helping others (“it’s gratifying”). Putting these together, the law was a natural fit.
Surrounded by REALTORS® for most of his life, a law practice focused on real estate was inevitable. Christopher has developed a niche practice helping property owners resolve real estate related disputes, both commercial and residential. Ranging from breach of contract, deficiency judgments, evictions, easement disputes, to fraud, Christopher has the experience and expertise to get clients the results they need.
Real estate is anything but boring – especially in Arizona! Very few real estate cases make it all the way to trial, but when they do, Christopher is prepared. He has tried more than a dozen trials and in 2010, he fought relentlessly for his clients’ property rights in a 5-day trial – following an appeal and a 4-year battle in the Superior Court (his clients prevailed). Put simply, he never gives up.
Christopher recognizes that problem solving doesn’t always mean costly and protracted litigation. He is a big proponent of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation and arbitration are often far more efficient and cost-effective for resolving property disputes rather than litigation. Christopher is an approved arbitrator/mediator for AAR and serves as a private judge to help property owners decide disputes. He also arbitrates matters for the Maricopa County Superior Court.
Christopher loves sharing his passion for the law with others. He recently presented a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar to a group of lawyers and REALTORS® on eviction actions. And he is frequently asked to speak to the general public on topics such as foreclosures, short sales, and Arizona’s anti-deficiency statutes.
Christopher is also a licensed real estate instructor with the Arizona Department of Real Estate and regularly teaches continuing education classes for REALTORS® and attorneys at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business. For a list of upcoming speaking engagements, visit: www.davismiles/seminars
Talk radio: Christopher shares his knowledge of real estate law on his radio talk show “Get to Know the Law with Davis Miles McGuire Gardner” on Arizona New Talk Radio AM 1260/FM 96.1.
“America’s justice system is second to none – but it is far from perfect.” Christopher accepts that with his profession, comes great responsibility. To that end, he takes great pride in serving on the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Jury Instructions Committee where he helps revise and draft model jury instructions for our judges.
Chris, I wanted to thank you on behalf of the Desert Ridge SAAR RMS Tour. You and your partner Mike Ferrin, were wonderful speakers. The information you provided was timely and certainly important. I will be forwarded your contact info to all the Sales Reps at Equity Title so that they could contact you regarding workshops etc… Thank you again and please call me at any time if I can help you in any way! Tom Diller AVP- Director of Corporate Relations Equity Title Agency
Mr. Charles, I want to thank you again for all your help that you gave us… Your professionalism, support and kind and encouraging words meant a lot. You did an excellent job and we were fortunate to have you represent me.
Chris: I can't thank you enough for all that you did for M. and I with the sale of our house. We would recommend you to anyone. I felt safe and secure with you on our side. D, said she has never had a short sale go so smoothly and so quickly. Again, we can't thank you enough. It would not have happened without you.
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona 2006
Professional Memberships and Activities
Member, State Bar of Arizona Civil Jury Instructions Committee, State Bar of Arizona Real Property Section Executive Committee YLD Liaison, Arbitrator/Mediator, Arizona Association of REALTORS®; prior to joining Davis Miles, Christopher represented the Arizona Association of REALTORS® for nearly four years as a “Hotline Attorney” providing on-the-spot legal advice to Arizona brokers concerning real estate “emergencies.”
Presentor, Attorney Chris Charles will be addressing "Advanced Issues in Foreclosures" Tuesday, Dec. 4th 2012. Event sponsored by NBI. Register here.
"Attorney Charles will be producing a new radio show "Get To Know the Law- with Davis Miles McGuire Gardner" on NBC 1260AM/96.1FM begining October 28th 2012 at 3 p.m.
“Arizona Court of Appeals Says Joint Owners of Easement Must Share the Costs to Maintain Easement,” February 2011
“Congress Enacts Unprecedented Tenant Protections,” March 2010
“New FTC Rule Regulates Loan Negotiators,” February 2011
"Foundations of Foreclosure/Short Sales," presenter, State Bar of Arizona, March 2011
“Eviction Actions,” presenter, Arizona Association of REALTORS®, November 2010
“Contracts,” presenter, Combs School of Real Estate, Continuing Education for licensed real estate brokers and salespeople, February 2010
Short Sales and Foreclosures, presenter, Combs School of Real Estate, Continuing Education for licensed real estate brokers and salespeople, May 2010
“Hot Legal Topics,” presenter, Chandler, Arizona, March 2010
“Hot Legal Topics,” presenter, Re/Max Alliance Group, April 2009