Skip to Content

Charles F. Gergel is a partner in the firm’s Banking Department. He focuses his practice on for-profit and not-for-profit mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and affiliations, and he advises clients regarding entity formations, corporate governance, finance transactions, and other general corporate matters. Charles also regularly represents lenders and borrowers in commercial and institutional lending and finance transactions. Charles' clients span a broad range of industries, including electric generation, HVAC, printing, engineering, insurance brokerage, water utility, home health care, magazine, and newspaper publishing, wholesale, retail, and construction.

In addition, Charles has extensive experience advising taxable and tax-exempt clients in various commercial and regulatory matters. This includes entity selection, tax mitigation strategies, and owners’ and board members’ rights and obligations.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Entity Formation and Governance
  • Commercial Contracts and Leases
  • Asset-based securitizations
  • Acquisition Financing
  • Construction Matters
  • Commercial and Institutional Lending

Practice Areas



  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 1991.
    • Articles Editor, St. John’s Law Review
  • B.A., New York University, 1986

Representative Experience

  • Represented Urban Resource Institute in affiliation and subsequent merger with Center Against Domestic Violence to create the largest domestic violence service provider in New York City.
  • Represented The LiRo Group in its acquisition of Sidney B. Bowne and Sons and its affiliates (engineering/surveying companies).
  • Represented D&D Power, Inc. in its reorganization and subsequent sale to BHI.
  • Represented SunTrust in its acquisition of part of Capital One’s equipment loan and lease portfolio.