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McGlinchey Stafford Adds Accomplished Corporate, Tax Attorney to Washington Office

January 17, 2019

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that Douglas W. Charnas has joined the firm’s Corporate and Business Transactions section in Washington, DC as Member.

Douglas brings more than thirty years’ experience advising businesses on a variety of corporate and transactional issues including taxation, formation and operations, service and lease agreements, international and domestic operations, and succession planning. Douglas’s clients run the gamut of industries including non-profit organizations, healthcare, telecommunications, professional services, pharmaceutical, and retail companies of all sizes.

“We are very excited to welcome Douglas to the firm,” said Rudy Aguilar, McGlinchey Stafford’s Managing Member. “Our clients stand to benefit tremendously from his extensive experience handling complex corporate and taxation matters at the local, state, and federal levels.”

Previously employed in the Chief Counsel’s office at the Internal Revenue Service, Douglas has published and presented extensively on topics related to worker classification, disclosure, compensation, and merger and acquisitions transactions, as well as non-profit governance and taxation.

“I’m glad to join the highly-respected attorneys at McGlinchey Stafford,” said Charnas. “I look forward to adding my practice to the suite of services the firm provides to businesses of all sizes.”

Douglas is admitted to the practice of law in Ohio and the District of Columbia, as well as the U. S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court. He received his J.D. in 1978 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and an A.B. degree in Government from Ohio University in 1975. In 1983, he earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. There, he has been an adjunct professor for more than 25 years, teaching a course on S corporations and limited liability companies in the LL.M. Tax Program.

“Douglas’s esteemed counsel is an excellent complement to our team’s strengths,” said J-P Perrault, who chairs McGlinchey Stafford’s national Corporate and Business Transactions practice group. “His broad range of experience will broaden our capacity to counsel clients on a variety of complex business issues they’re facing.”

McGlinchey Stafford’s Corporate and Business Transactions practice group comprises 13 attorneys in seven offices nationwide. The team advises clients on a variety of matters including formation, operations, governance, regulatory compliance, financial management, selling and purchasing assets, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, franchising, labor and employment, and shareholder issues. The firm’s multi-disciplinary practice allows attorneys on the Corporate and Business Transactions team to collaborate with colleagues nationwide for matters pertaining to litigation, healthcare, insurance, banking, bankruptcy, real estate, and other strategic alignments to meet client needs.