Charles R. Berman: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Charles R. Berman

Morristown,  NJ  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Business Counseling
  • Securities Offerings and Public Company Counseling
  • Debt Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Debt Finance & Capital Markets
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
University Columbia University, B.S., 1961
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, LL.B., 1965 Research Editor, New York University Law Review
Admitted1965, New York; 1971, New Jersey; 2006, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


Member, American Bar Association
Business Law Section
Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Past chair, Banking Law Section

BornNew York, N.Y., February 21, 1941

Chuck has over 30 years of experience representing and advising financial institutions and other publicly and privately owned business organizations (and their senior executives), acting in the role of an "outside" general counsel or as a resource for clients with limited in-house legal capacity. He is experienced in the areas of commercial lending, corporate and regulatory work and mergers and acquisitions and capital raises. Chuck also counsels clients on the transmission of wealth and on business succession issues.

• Chuck led a team in negotiating and closing a series of commercial bank acquisitions in New Jersey, for a bank holding company seeking to rapidly expand its franchise.

• Chuck represents several major New Jersey banks in specialty lending transactions for borrowers in the non-profit, legal services, health-care and educational areas.

• Chuck regularly represents investment banks in their roles as underwriters or placement agents for capital raises for regional and community banks.

Before Edwards Wildman

Chuck's initial training was at the firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, where his career in banking law was launched, representing money center banks in loan and corporate transactions.

He subsequently led a boutique banking firm in Summit, New Jersey, for several years, before returning to the large firm arena, in order to make an extensive platform of services available to his banking clients.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Chuck and his wife and family (3 children and 8 grandchildren) are devoted beach dwellers and can be found throughout the year on the sand and in the ocean, at their vacation homes in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and Sydney, Australia.

When not on the beach, he can usually be found at Yankee Stadium or Madison Square Garden, rooting on the Yankees and Rangers, or dining in various ethnic restaurants in New York City.


Banking & Financial Institutions


Member, American Bar Association

Business Law Section

Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Past chair, Banking Law Section


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Charles R. Berman

44 Whippany Road, Suite 280
MorristownNJ 07960


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