Originally from Southern California, Charles was drawn to work at GVM for the opportunity to work with a broad range of clients, its location in Napa Valley, and its reputation as one of the top estate planning and trust administration practices in the state.Prior to joining GVM, Charles was an associate attorney specializing in estate planning, trust administration, and probate administration at a boutique law firm in Orange County, California. Charles also previously worked as a corporate officer with the corporate fiduciary team at U.S. Trust, administering trusts for high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and families. Drawing on this experience, Charles co-authored articles on tax and estate planning issues for the Journal of Financial Planning.During law school, Charles served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Scott C. Clarkson and the Honorable Meredith Jury. He also interned with the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition, Charles served as Lead Article Editor and Senior Editor for the UC Irvine Law Review. Prior to law school, Charles received his B.A. Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Business/Economics with an emphasis in Accounting.In addition to practicing law, Charles is uniquely interested in the intersection between the law and technology. He is a self-taught programmer and enjoys developing systems aimed at delivering legal services on a more efficient and consistent basis for clients. In his spare time Charles likes to lift weights, go for long runs through the trails of Napa Valley, read, and listen to podcasts and audiobooks.