Charles Wolf focuses his practice on representing manufacturers and retailers in the recreational marine industry, as well as general commercial litigation. In the recreational marine product practice, Charles represents clients in all aspects of marine warranty claims and products liability actions. His clients include recreational boat and engine manufacturers, retailers selling products both domestically and internationally, as well as marine dealers that sell vessels across the nation. Charles has also assisted clients in working with the U.S. Coast Guard and local policing authorities. He has navigated admiralty law and arrested vessels for unpaid necessaries. In the commercial litigation practice, he represents clients in real estate disputes, internet affiliate marketing, and unfair deceptive acts and practices with respect to FTC actions. Charles has also represented clients in the hospitality industry, assisting clients in contract disputes including event cancellations and insurance matters, as well as representing transportation companies through the defense of personal injury and property damage disputes. Charles has experience representing a restaurant franchisee in a trial concerning breaches of the franchise agreement, successfully securing a favorable verdict for the client. Charles represents clients in federal and state courts across the nation in all aspects of trial practice and the appellate process.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Charles was an associate at a law firm in New York City where he focused his practice on complex litigation matters. While in law school, he was a judicial intern for The Honorable Richard W. Goldberg for the U.S. Court of International Trade. Charles also served as the President of the Columbia Law School Student Senate. He has been involved with the marine industry for all of his life, growing up on the Great Lakes and working as a deckhand at a marina on Lake Erie before pursuing his education.
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