Charlie Steel's practice consists of tax controversy matters, estate planning and business transactions with an emphasis on tax planning. He advises various business entities and start-up companies with an emphasis on tax planning issues. He also has experience in tax-exempt financing and is listed in the “Red Book” of bond lawyers.

Charlie Steel's practice consists of tax controversy matters, estate planning and business transactions with an emphasis on tax planning. He advises various business entities and start-up companies with an emphasis on tax planning issues. He also has experience in tax-exempt financing and is listed in the “Red Book” of bond lawyers.

Mr. Steel has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of the “Legal Elite.” Martindale Hubbell has rated Mr. Steel an AV attorney, its highest rating available.

Mr. Steel is active in the legal community. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association, having served as chair of the NCBA Tax Section Council from 2002 to 2003. He is a past president of the Durham County Bar Association and a director and past president of the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar. Mr. Steel is a member of the Planning Committee of the J. Nelson Young Tax Institute at the University of North Carolina School of Law and the executive committee of the North Carolina Conference of Bar Presidents.

Mr. Steel is also active in the Durham community, where he serves on the vestry at Saint Philips Episcopal Church, the boards of directors of the Episcopal Housing Ministries, and the Durham Rotary Club, where he is a past president. Mr. Steel also volunteers his time and services to the Wills for Seniors Program.

Mr. Steel holds an A.B. from Davidson College, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University.