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Charles J. Brown III

Charles Brown concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial bankruptcy, real estate, business law, commercial litigation and commercial collections. Charlie has represented trustees, receivers, creditors’ committees, debtors and creditors. Prior to joining GSBB Law, Charlie chaired the bankruptcy practice at a Wilmington litigation firm and managed the Delaware office at a regional firm. Charlie was born in Wilmington, Delaware and was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Dale Cathell of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and an Intern to the Honorable Denise Johnson of the Vermont Supreme Court. He is an adjunct professor at Wilmington University in its business college.

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J.D., cum laude, Vermont Law School (1993)
B.S.B.A. concentrating in Finance, University of Delaware (1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware

  • Maryland

Representative Matters

  • Successfully representing more than 100 preference defendants in the Oakwood Homes bankruptcy case

  • Representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in several auto parts bankruptcy cases

  • Representing numerous PACA and reclamation claimants in the Fleming case

  • Representing Jones Act seamen, ship passengers and longshoremen in preserving and protecting maritime claims in Murphy Marine, American Classic Voyages and various maritime bankruptcy matters including Cal Dive.

Professional Affiliations

  • Delaware State Bar Association - Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Sections

  • Maryland State Bar Association - Business Law Section

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Delaware Bankruptcy Inns of Court

  • Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Founding member and Past Grand Knight of the Saint Thomas the Apostle Knights of Columbus

  • Past President of Newark Morning Rotary Club

  • Board Member of Delaware Academy of Science and Iron Hill Science Center

  • Tae Kwon Do instructor at Brandywine YMCA

Special Recognition

  • Recognized for Outstanding Service to the District Court of Maryland as an ADR Volunteer.


  • National Business Institute -- Real Estate Law: Advanced Issues and Answers, September 2011

  • National Business Institute -- Collection Law Tips and Strategies, May 3, 2011

  • National Business Institute -- Collection Law Tips and Strategies, May 4, 2010

  • National Business Institute -- Collection Law Tips and Strategies, May 2009

  • Delaware Bankruptcy Inns of Court -- E-Discovery Issues

  • Delaware Bankruptcy Inns of Court -- Valuating Assets

  • National Business Institute – How to Successfully Collect on Judgments, September 2007

  • Sterling Education Services – Bankruptcy Practice Since the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, December 16, 2006

  • Sterling Education Services – Cutting Edge Bankruptcy – January 13, 2004


1201 N. Orange Street, Suite 300
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

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