Charles G. Berry
Charles G. Berry
Charles Berry has more than 35 years of experience in commercial litigation in the federal and state courts. On behalf of US and foreign banks and businesses, he has achieved many trial, appellate and arbitration victories, landmark court rulings and major settlements. The commercial cases for which he has served as lead counsel have involved contracts, breach of fiduciary duty, commercial torts, real estate, corporate control, inter-creditor agreements, recovery of assets, ownership of art, and international enforcement of judgments. He has represented many foreign banks, including on matters involving parallel proceedings in foreign jurisdictions.
Mr. Berry also has extensive experience representing individuals, families, fiduciaries and charities in trusts and estates disputes, counseling and planning. He has been involved in prominent will contests, disputed accountings and other proceedings in the Surrogate’s Courts in New York and other jurisdictions throughout the country. He has served as a fiduciary, received court appointments as guardian ad litem, and written and lectured on fiduciary conduct and litigation. He also has served on several non-profit boards in New York City and nationally and as a referee on attorney disciplinary cases, appointed by the Chief Judge of the Appellate Division, First Department.
District of Columbia
New York State Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Committee; Sections on Commercial Litigation, Trusts and Estates)
B.A., 1972 Yale University (summa cum laude)
M.A., 1974 Cambridge University
J.D., 1977 Columbia Law School