Charles A. Dale  III - K&L Gates

Charles A. Dale III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Mr. Dale, a partner in K&L Gates' Boston office, concentrates his practice on matters of bankruptcy and insolvency.  He has extensive experience representing debtors, equity investors, creditor committees, secured and unsecured lenders, trustees and receivers in connection with out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings and receiverships.  He also frequently represents purchasers of financially distressed businesses both in and out of court.

University of DaytonBS Northeastern University School of LawJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Client Comments

"Chad is very well regarded at our firm and a top choice for bankruptcy counsel. We've found him to be very thoughtful and technically strong, but he also brings an understanding of business issues and a perspective on what is important. He's helped us navigate through technical issues where other lawyers may get bogged down with the details. "

"I am a multiple user of Chad Dale's services, and my regard only grows. He is first rate, and his cut-to-the-chase advice is geared towards results."

-Thomas Powell
Tatum LLC

"Charles Dale has been our contact with K&L Gates. He has provided extremely valuable, thoughtful, effective, and economical advice on numerous bankruptcy and distressed situations. I believe he has by now advised us on at least ten different matters over the years. We have always been very impressed and pleased with his services. He is especially helpful in thinking through when to pursue legal action, and when to avoid doing so. We anticipate having him handle as much of our work in this area as possible on an ongoing basis."

-Jim Goodman
Gemini Investors

"Charles Dale is very responsive and personable. He has put together a great team. He is a pleasure to deal with, and I feel very confident that he has got my best interests in mind while handling my matters."

"We work with several top law firms in various disciplines and over time have come to use Mr. Dale as our "go-to" bankruptcy counsel, whether it be for acquiring a company out of bankruptcy or seeking advice for one of our portfolio companies. Mr. Dale is quick on his feet, decisive, and offers very practical business advice in a timely manner. In every scenario we've discussed with him, he's had specific, relevant experience and context from which to offer his advice and the pros and cons of a given situation. He is always available, responds quickly, and does not need extensive research projects to come up with his answers or advice. We have received numerous compliments about Mr. Dale from other parties involved in a few different situations we've worked with him on. Mr. Dale will continue to be our attorney of choice in any situations related to his areas of expertise."

-Matthew Keis
Managing Director
Gemini Investors

"I recommend Mr. Dale without reservation. As a business reorganization and bankruptcy lawyer, he brings a silver lining to often difficult situations. He is intelligent, communicative, and highly professional, and always manages to make you feel as though you have his undivided attention. His guidance has proved invaluable to our business and I would not hesitate to seek his counsel again."

-Kim Birks
Shreve, Crump and Low

"Chad has been great to work with across multiple transactions. He is deal-smart, thoughtful, careful, effective, and always available. He never lets his ego get in the way of a transaction, and works tirelessly on behalf of the client. On a personal level, he is a pleasure to work with; he doesn't let the pressure overwhelm him, and finds a way to keep a sense of humor throughout the deal. We have been through some easy transactions as well as some difficult ones together, and Chad has always been able to maintain a clear focus on the objective, never allowing the situation to spiral out of control."

Office Location

State Street Financial Center
One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111-2950
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law of the Boston Metro Area
Charles A. Dale III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Chapter 12, Commercial, Creditor Committees, Creditors' Rights, Debtors' Rights, Out-of-Court Workouts, Trustee Representation, Workouts and Restructurings)
Litigation - Bankruptcy