4277 Munson Street NW , Canton, Ohio 44718 USA
Tele:  330-491-5218   |   Fax:  330-491-5218   |   E-Mail:  cringer@bdblaw.com 

Charles' Biography

Legal Experience

Over the past 33 years, Charles has represented publicly traded companies, closely held companies, and family-owned businesses, as well as individuals and families in business succession planning, buying and selling of businesses, transactions, estate planning, probate, trust administration, tax planning, and lawsuits involving business disputes, construction, wills and trusts, eminent domain, personal injury/wrongful death in all Ohio courts as well as in the United States federal courts and before the American Arbitration Association. 

Other Experience

Charles owned and operated a corporate private investigation company employing former Ohio State troopers and retired FBI agents and off duty deputies and city police officers that he sold in 1996. He has worked for a company providing family office services (legal, accounting, private/public investment services, and administrative services) to high net worth families. He also worked for a venture capital firm where he performed turn around management services for distressed companies and sold companies.  Charles is a member of the International Business Brokers Association and the Association of Professional Merger & Acquisition Advisors.



B.A., cum laude, The University of Akron

Juris Doctorate, The Ohio State University College of Law

Master of Taxation, summa cum laude, The University of Akron


Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Ohio

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Tax Court

Supreme Court of the United States of America


Community Service

Commissioner - Stark County Park District (appointed by Judge Park) (past)

Member - Stark County Bar Association Grievance Committee

Commissioner - City of Canton Planning Commission (past)

Business Counselor - S.C.O.R.E. (past)

Member - Pro Football Hall of Fame Mayor's Breakfast Committee (past)

Member - Canton Players Guild Board (past)

Membership Chairman - GlenOak High School - Kick Off Club, Inc. (past)



Charles lives in Canton with his wife, Diane, the Supervisor for Plain Local Schools Handicap Preschool Program through the Stark County Educational Service Center.  Charles and Diane have two adult children - Jack, a CPA, and Rosemary, and HR professional.


Articles, Publications & Seminar Presentations:


Sales and Aquisitions of Companies 


Recent Cases