Chuck is a graduate of the University of Manitoba receiving a B.A. in History and Political Science and his LLB in 1975. He was called to the Bar in June, 1976. Chuck practices in Winnipeg with Thompson Dorfman LLP, primarily in the areas of Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Wills and Estates.
He has extensive experience in all areas of Family Law. He has been a strong advocate for his clients in all courts in Manitoba dealing with a variety of matters including, property accountings, child support issues, spousal/common-law partner support disputes, custody and access. Chuck has also been very active in the preparation of Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Common-Law Partner Cohabitation Agreements as well as Separation Agreements.
He has expanded his practice to incorporate resolution of contested matters by employing creative alternative dispute resolution techniques. This includes Collaborative Law, Mediation and Arbitration and the use of necessary third party experts when required. From time to time Chuck has been asked by other lawyers to act as a Mediator to assist in resolving client disputes.
As part of his practice he often collaborates with other lawyers at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in the areas of family businesses, wills, estates, real estate transactions, taxation and alternative dispute resolution.
Primary Practice Area
Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba
In the Community
Charles has been very active in the community having served on the Board of Directors and committees of various community organizations including the YMHA (now the Rady JCC), the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, the Board of Directors of the Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University.
He has been a volunteer coach for soccer and baseball with the Tuxedo Community Centre as well as a canvasser for The United Way and CJA.
Charles has been a sessional lecturer at the Faculty of Law (University of Manitoba), lecturer and seminar leader for the Bar Admission Course. From time to time he has presented on Family Law matters to the profession through the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba Bar Association. As well he has been asked on several occasions to give presentations on Family Law property matters and Pre-Nuptial and Cohabitation agreements to Chartered Accountants and Financial Planning and Investment Companies.