Charles L. Strauss - K&L Gates

Charles L. Strauss

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 713-815-7302

A founding partner of K&L Gates’ Houston office, Mr. Strauss advises clients across a wide range of industry sectors on various corporate and securities matters, including clients based in the oil and gas, aerospace, trucking, and financial services industries, among others.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, he was a partner with another major international law firm for more than 20 years, where he also served as head of that firm’s securities practice group.

University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. 1982

Client Comments

"The management relationship Charles Strauss has provided over the past ten years has proved to be invaluable to the variable cost model of an in-house legal department in terms of responsiveness, expertise, and collaboration."

"I would trust Charles Strauss with any corporate law matter, from a minor project to a "bet-the-company" type of transaction. I have worked with Charles for several years and he has always provided a high level of expertise, responsiveness, and client service. One of Charles's greatest strengths is his attention to detail -- if Charles is involved with the transaction, nothing will slip through the cracks."

"We have always found Mr. Strauss to be a professional, business-oriented attorney who has always been responsive to our needs. His ability to balance the business needs of his client with expert and timely legal advice has been an integral part of our company's growth."

-Benjamin Hulburt
Chief Executive Officer
Rex Energy

"Charles Strauss is a superior lawyer with special expertise in M&A and corporate securities offerings. He brings a practical orientation to legal problems and knows how to manage his firm's resources to address a host of cross-disciplinary legal problems, both during transactions and in day-to-day operations. He is of the highest ethical character and never fails to deliver excellent service and results."

-Daniel Churay
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
YRC Worldwide Inc.

"I have worked with Charles for more than 10 years in a variety of in-house counsel roles. He is knowledgeable and experienced in the transactional arena and is a great negotiator. Charles organizes projects well at the outset, focuses on issues, staffs projects efficiently to ensure timeliness and cost-effectiveness, keeps everyone on track with "gentle reminders", and makes sure the loose ends are tied up post-closing. In other words, he delivers a great project to his client. Additionally, Charles is always professional and is a pleasure to work with and funny."

-Suzanne Thomas
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Ofr
Houston Texans / McNair Group

Office Location

1000 Main Street, Suite 2550
Houston, TX 77002
United States


Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Commercial, Corporate Finance, Cross-Border, Energy, General Corporate, International, IPO, Mergers & Acquisitions, Publicly-Held Companies, Securities, Transactions)
Securities / Capital Markets Law (Capital Markets, Corporate, Disclosure, High Yield, Mergers & Acquisitions, Transactions)
Securities Regulation

Other Information

Gender: Male