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Charles S. Bernstein

Charles S. Bernstein
Managing Partner
Location:
North Charleston, South Carolina
Phone:
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Charles S. Bernstein¬†was admitted to practice law before the court of South Carolina in 1951, and has been continuously engaged in the practice of law since 1952. After graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law and serving as an officer in the Army JAG Corps, Charles established his law practice in Charleston. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in South Carolina, as well as the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Charles has practiced in a wide variety of areas, and in recent years has concentrated his practice in commercial and corporate work, civil litigation and bankruptcy. He has been a frequent lecturer at the School of Law and to the legal community regarding issues in corporate, commercial and bankruptcy law. Charles has been an active member in the Commercial Law League of America, (CLLA) an international association of attorneys and collection specialists, serving as Southern Chairman, an attorney member of the Board of Governors, and as President of the organization. He has passed the certification examination as a Creditor’s Rights specialist administered by the CLLA.

Charles is also active in the community and has served on the boards of his congregation, with the Masonic Lodge (Master), with the Scottish Rite (33rd Degree), with the North Charleston Rotary Club and is a board member of the John Ancrum Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He is married to the former Frieda Gosschalk and has five children.

 

Year Joined Firm

  • 1992

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Law
  • General Litigation
  • Probate Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Creditor’s Rights Specialist, CLLA

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1951
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1952
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1956
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court South Carolina

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1952
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    • B.S. – 1949

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Corporate, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law, School of Law
  • Lecturer, Corporate, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law, Legal Community

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Commercial Law League of America, (CLLA), Member
  • Commercial Law League of America, (CLLA), Southern Chairman
  • Commercial Law League of America, (CLLA), Attorney Member of Board of Governors
  • Commercial Law League of America, (CLLA), President
  • Masonic Lodge, Master
  • Scottish Rite (33rd Degree)
  • North Charleston Rotary Club
  • John Ancrum Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Army JAG Corps, Officer