Charles V. McPhillips: Lawyer with Kaufman & Canoles A Professional Corporation

Charles V. McPhillips

Member; Executive Committee Member
Norfolk,  VA  U.S.A.
Phone(757) 624.3178

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Government Contracts & Construction
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategic Alliances
  • Infrastructure & Transportation
  • International
  • Cybersecurity Response Team
  • Government Contracts & Defense Industries
University Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1982
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1985 Order of the Coif
Admitted1985, Virginia
BornNorfolk, Virginia, September 10, 1959

Chuck is the Executive Vice President of Practice Management at Kaufman & Canoles. His business law practice includes public-private partnerships; government contractor transactions; international sales and investment transactions; mergers, acquisitions and financings; joint ventures; and corporate/limited liability company law.

Representative Matters

· Represented "facilitized" ship repair company in $80 million consolidation with a "non-facilitized" ship repair company

· Represented national developer in negotiating a comprehensive agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia for the construction of an $88 million medium security correctional facility as a public-private partnership

· Represented privately-held corporations in acquisitions by public corporations, private equity funds and strategic purchasers

· Represented purchasers in acquisitions of U.K. and U.S. defense contractors

· Represented developer in the negotiation of a development agreement with locality for a $40 million office tower and parking garage as a public-private partnership

· Represented private owners in development of an $18.5 million mega-yacht repair facility and associated marine operations on City-owned property

· Represented two graduates from Section 8(a) program throughout their developmental and transitional stages of growth, culminating in exit sales of $14.5 million and $30 million, respectively, to large national government contractors

· Represented contractor in negotiation of $59.5 million design-build contract with the Virginia Port Authority

· Represented non-profit landowner in negotiation of joint venture agreements for the development of multi-familyand office projects based on ground leases from the non-profit land owner

· Represented U.S. distributor in negotiation of exclusive distributorship of an Italian manufacturer's product line in the United States

· Prepared and coordinated the successful application for the expansion of Foreign Trade Zone No. 20 in Hampton Roads granted to the Virginia Port Authority

· Prepared and negotiated limited liability company (LLC) operating agreements for operating businesses, complex joint ventures, family investment and estate-planning entities, real estate developments, holding companies, consolidated medical practices and international investment vehicles

Recognition and Honors

· Bishop's Humanitarian Award; Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia and the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, 2011



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The Solution to the Problem
Charles V. McPhillips, June 16, 2014
In our last edition, we identified a problem: the difficulty in litigating a contract dispute with a foreign party whose assets are located abroad. The problem is compounded by the strong resistance of many foreign counterparts to accepting U.S. legal jurisdiction over disputes arising out of their...

Distribution Agreements Under International Sales Laws
Charles V. McPhillips, April 28, 2014
Unless specifically disclaimed by agreement of the parties, most sales contracts entered into by U.S. companies to export or import goods are governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). With the exception of the United Kingdom and Hong Kong,...

International Business Advisory - Consequential Developments Under International Sales Law
Charles V. McPhillips, March 21, 2014
The United States is one of 80 countries that have adopted the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). The CISG governs the formation and interpretation of sales contracts between companies with places of business in separate CISG countries. Although there...

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Charles V. McPhillips

150 West Main Street, Suite 2100
NorfolkVA 23514


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