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Based in the Port City, Charles Baldwin uses his broad experience in cross-border transactions to advise businesses on international law, venture capital and transactional matters. He also serves as Village Attorney for the Village of Bald Head Island, providing counsel on contract, construction, environmental, municipal and regulatory issues.

Honors & Awards
  • Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) designation from the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in International Trade and Finance Law
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" Hall of Fame in Business Law, 2015; permanently included in "Legal Elite" Hall of Fame
Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Board of Visitors, University of North Carolina (2019-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, NC Foreign Trade Promotion Council, 2016-present
  • Advisory Council Member, North Carolina State Ports Authority, 2004--
  • President, North Carolina World Trade Association, Cape Fear Chapter, 2002-04
  • Member, New Hanover County Bar Association
  • Council Member, International Law & Practice Section, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Vice Chair and Board Member, Covenant Moravian Church
Articles & Presentations
  • Moderator, “Financing Best Practices: A Series of Successes and Failures," Southeast medTech Forum, Raleigh, NC, May 2019
  • Speaker, "Structuring Cross-Border Transactions," UNCW Cameron School of Business 35th Annual Business Week, March 2019
  • Speaker, "Structuring Cross-Border Commercial Transactions: Negotiating and Drafting Key Deal Terms," Strafford Publishing webinar, December 2018
  • Presenter, "Going Global: Key Issues in International Law and Trade," UNCW Business Week, Wilmington, NC, March 2018
  • Co-author (with Ryan Fairchild), "Contracts and Dispute Resolution in Sales of Goods to US Customers," GGI Insider, November 2017
  • Presenter, "International Law & Transaction," Pamlico County/FTPC "Going Global" seminar, Oriental, NC, March 2017
  • "Everything You Wanted to Know About Import/Export Laws - But Were Afraid to Ask,", presented to the North Carolina Association of CPAs Business and Industry Spring Conference, 2015
  • "What is Crowd Funding," Legal Alert, March 2012
  • International Litigation: A Guide to Jurisdiction, Practice and Strategy, 4th Revised Edition, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010
  • International Civil Dispute Resolution, 2nd Edition, Thomson/West publishing, 2008
  • "Practice Before the Clerk in North Carolina," North Carolina Bar Association, 2003
  • "Virtual Jurisdiction: Personal Jurisdiction Based Upon Electronic Contacts," NC Bar Association International Law Section newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1999
  • "Protecting Confidential and Proprietary Commercial Information in International Arbitration," 31 Tex. Int'l L.J. 451, 1996

Location

  • 115 North Third Street, Suite 301
    P.O. Box 2460
    Wilmington, NC 28402

Education

  • American University, MA, graduated 1995
  • American University , J.D., graduated 1993
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar

Affiliations

  • University of North Carolina - Member, Board of Visitors

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • International Trade and Finance Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) designation from the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Permanently recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" Hall of Fame in Business Law

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