Charles Knight

OF COUNSEL

Charles joined Milgrom & Daskam in June 2020 and focuses on serving entrepreneurs, nonprofits and growth companies from ideation and formation to early and later stage capitalization and through mergers and acquisitions. His expertise includes companies focused on technology, renewable energy, and real estate, including affordable housing and new market tax credit development and financing.

Most recently, Charlie served as the general counsel of the Colorado Finance and Housing Authority. Prior thereto he was founder and managing member 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 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 and serves as an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, where he teaches classes on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation in the Executive and Professional MBA Programs and mentors and trains executives through the Executive Education programs offered by Daniels. He 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, and 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.

FOCUS AREAS

Serving Nonprofits and Growth Companies

Companies Focused on Technology

Real Estate, Affordable Housing Development and Financing

Articles

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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Work-Life Balance

Not All Who Wander are Lost

When I joined Milgrom & Daskam at the height of COVID, I wasn’t sure what the future would look like for me or this relatively young firm. We were giving up our physical office space in downtown Denver and embarking on a new vision for remote workers. Up until then, much of my professional work life was spent in an office environment, surrounded by colleagues My days were punctuate by in-person meetings–formal, over coffee or meals.in the hallways–and bookended by my daily commute between Denver and Los Angeles which ranged anywhere from just under 30 minutes to more than an hour.

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