Charles Knight


Charlie joined Milgrom & Daskam in 2020 and focuses on serving entrepreneurs, nonprofits and growth companies from ideation and formation to early and later stage capitalization through mergers and acquisition. His expertise includes companies focused on technology, general business, and real estate, including affordable housing and new market tax credit development and financing. He also focuses on business transition and succession planning for small to mid-size organizations.

Most recently, Charlie was general counsel of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. Previously, he was the founder of Venture Law Advisors, LLC, a law firm focused on emerging Colorado and California enterprises.  He has served as a co-founder, CEO, CFO and General Counsel of private and public companies engaged in renewable energy development, medical device manufacturing, real estate acquisition and development, and retail and wholesale product distribution.   Charlie has practiced corporate securities law in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and New York City.

Charlie is passionate about leadership development, innovation and community engagement and serves as an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, where he taught classes on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation and career strategy. Charlie is also a board member of Urban Peak, a Denver-based nonprofit providing essential services to youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. 

Charlie holds a BA in experimental psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, MBA and JD degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles and is a University of Notre Dame Certified Innovation Mentor. Outside the office, Charlie and his wife Suzanne spend as much time as possible playing with their grandchildren, visiting beautiful beaches, traveling the world, and spending time in the Colorado mountains. 


Business & Corporate Law

Mergers & Acquisitions

Real Estate Transactions



Business & Corporate Law

Business Transition Planning

As a member of the Baby Boom generation, I am advising more and more Millennials who are exploring business acquisitions; primarily involving companies owned or controlled by my Boomer peers. A majority of the estimated 15 million privately owned business in the United States are owned by people born before 1964 and the Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates that around 10 million baby boomer-owned business will change hands in the next few years.

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Artificial Intelligence

Will Artificial Intelligence Kill All the Lawyers?

A recent article in the New York Times reminded me that more than ten years ago, lawyers were considered an endangered occupational species as our livelihoods were the most at risk from advances in artificial intelligence (AI).
Has AI been reading Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2 and trying to kill us?
Maybe. But I confidently predict that many of us will survive.

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Business & Corporate Law

Beneficial Ownership Disclosure: New Reporting Requirements for Small Businesses

On September 30, 2022, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its highly anticipated Final Rule establishing a beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting requirement under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) of 2019. These rules significantly change the obligations of business entities to disclose previously private information regarding the ownership and control of these entities. The primary purpose of the CTA, enacted as part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 is to protect the US financial system from being used for illicit purposes, including preventing corrupt actors, terrorists, and criminals from hiding assets in anonymous shell companies. Background for this rule was addressed in prior blog posts including The Corporate Transparency Act (1/31/22) and FinCEN and Real Estate (8/2/22).

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