Diserio Martin
One Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901
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Charles J. Spiess


Practice Areas


  • Commercial and Retail Leasing

  • Corporate Finance and Securities

  • Debt Finance

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Real Estate Private Equity

  • Commercial Purchases and Sales



  • New York, 1997

  • Connecticut, 1998

  • Massachusetts, 2019

Charles J. Spiess is a partner and chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group.

Charles is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, securities transactions and general corporate matters.

Charles advises a broad range of clients, including early stage companies, publicly held middle-market companies and private equity investors.

Charles regularly serves as outside general counsel for privately held companies at various stages of development.

Charles also has extensive expertise in substantially all aspects of commercial real estate and real estate finance.


Representative Matters

  • Represented Houlihan/Lawrence Inc. in sale to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices of America

  • Represented Starwood Retail Partners in acquisition and financing of Blue Back Square in West Hartford, Connecticut

  • Represented buyer in acquisition, financing and franchise with Marriott International Inc.

  • Represented in St. John’s College (University of Oxford) in acquisition of mixed use properties

  • Represented Forstone Capital and ATCO Investment Management in acquisition, private placement of securities and leasing of mixed use properties

  • Represented healthcare companies in sale to private equity firms

  • Represented Diageo of North America in general corporate matters


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1997

  • University of Rochester, B.A., 1991


  • Cardozo Law Review; Director of Greenwich Youth Lacrosse