Charles is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington office and has been with the firm since 1994. He serves as Chair of the Immigration practice and represents clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. consulates overseas, with the aim of obtaining employment authorization for engineers, scientists, professors, doctors, business managers and equine workers.
A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and past chair of the Mid-South Chapter, Charles has been called on to testify before legislative committees on proposed laws and statutes. He has also offered his expertise on numerous media programs.
Immigration: Charles represents companies based outside of the U.S. to obtain investor visa status to facilitate the transfer of personnel to U.S. markets and bring additional capital to these regions. He routinely advises employers on compliance with federal laws against hiring undocumented workers.