Charles R. Berry represents business entities and individuals in a wide spectrum of transactions, focusing primarily on capital formation and business management, including public and private offerings, private equity and venture capital financings, as well as dealing with securities industry licensing and investigations.
Charlie prepared the first “plain English” initial public offering of securities registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and has extensive experience in securities regulation, public offerings, business mergers, acquisitions and sales, private placements, and compliance with the periodic reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
In addition to debt and equity financings, Charlie has represented securities dealers, their registered representatives, and registered investment advisers in connection with regulatory compliance matters and investigations. He has participated in many Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations, representing claimants and respondents, as well as serving as an arbitrator and conducting arbitrator training.
Selected for inclusion in AZBusiness Leaders 2020 top five mergers and acquisition attorneys
Named among The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Governance Law (2022-2023), Corporate Law (2022-2023), Securities/Capital Markets Law (2023), Securities Regulation by Best Lawyers (2021-2023)
Selected as a Business Leader in AZ Business Leaders, 2018 Edition
Charles Berry has been AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Judicial Edition. AV, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished (SM) and Martindale-Hubbell Notable (SM) are Certification Marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
President (2019-2020), Scottsdale Bar Association
Past Chair of the Business Law Section and the Securities Regulation Section of the State Bar of Arizona