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About me

My Philosophy of Practice


I believe in helping you efficiently and affordably. I don’t charge for routine phone calls, and I don’t charge to read or answer my e-mail. I speak English and not “legalese.” I try to maintain a casual style, and I strive to provide practical advice and fair value in exchange for the fees that I charge.


Business Planning Services


I advise clients on a broad range of transactional matters. I help them select the best form entity for doing business. I also assist clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting the terms of business arrangements necessary for the ongoing operation and expansion of their businesses. I have extensive experience in negotiating and drafting asic corporate documents and LLC operating agreements,

distribution agreements, employment agreements and shareholder agreements.


Charitable Organizations


My passion for and commitment to the nonprofit community in the South Puget Sound allows me to bring unique value to tax-exempt organizations. I provide advice on issues arising in all phases of a charity's life cycle, including the preparation and filing of the application for recognition as a tax-exempt organization. I also advise on the full range of matters involving daily operations, from fundraising to sponsorship agreements to employment matters. I also assist with structuring transactions and alliances with other organizations.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    26 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    26 years
  3. Corporate: 25%
    26 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stan Glisson

    Charlie does great work for his clients and knows his practice areas like no one else. I recommend him to anyone.


    Stan Glisson DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

PPA Law Group, PLLC

7350 Cirque Dr W
Suite 201
University Place, WA, 98467-2241


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LegalCrown in Town2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPPA Law Group, PLLC2013 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Charles Dent2002 - 2013
General CounselNetwork Commerce, Inc.2000 - 2002
AttorneyT & W Financial Corp1997 - 2000
AssociateFoster Pepper & Shefelmann1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Lawyers for the ArtsN/A2013 - Present
Puget Sound Honor FlightBoard Member2013 - Present
Ted Brown Music OutreachBoard Member2012 - Present
Washington Premier F.C.Former President2007 - 2011
Washington Premier F.C.Board of Directors2005 - 2007
F.C. UnitedBoard of Directors2003 - 2005
Puyallup Fair FoundationBoard Member1996 - 1997
Good Samaritan Hospital Mental HealthBoard Member1992 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
Maurice the Fish RecordsPractical Advice on Protecting Your Copyright2014
Firm WebsitePlanning Considerations in the Sale of a Closely-Held Business2010
Firm WebsiteKey Concepts of Doing Business as a Limited Liability Company2007
Firm WebsiteA Primer for Trustees2006
Firm WebsiteThe New State of Washington Estate Tax2005
Firm WebsiteLimited Liability Company Basics2005
Firm WebsiteEffect of HIPAA Rules on Estate Planning2004
WSTC NewsletterIRS Offers New Roadmaps for Charities and Individuals for Automobile Donations2004
Firm WebsiteAdvanced Domain and Trademark Issues2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/ALLM - Taxation1991
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Centenary CollegePsychologyB.A.1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
In-House EducationBasic Principles and Current Developments in Section 1031 Exchanges2004
Annual MeetingEmployees vs. Independent Contractors2003