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Royal Oak, Michigan, September 19, 2017 - Demorest Law Firm, PLLC is pleased to announce that Charles P. Barnes, Esquire has become Of Counsel to the Firm.  Charlie brings with him a transactional legal practice in the areas of contract formation, review, and negotiation; corporate formation and governance; mergers, sales and acquisitions; due diligence review; real estate; capital acquisition; human resource; and employment.  Additionally, Charlie also practices in the area of finance, accounting and estate planning.

In addition to his experience as a lawyer, Charlie has had a diverse career of over 35 years in business involving investment and management of several entrepreneurial successes.  He has served in roles as Vice President-Sales, Investment Banker, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Finance, HR & IT, and General Counsel, in the wholesale distribution, automotive supply, manufacturing, restaurant franchises, staffing, trade associations, and commercial brokerage industries.

Charlie is a graduate of the Michigan State School of Law, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Walsh College.  Charlie is also candidate for his Master of Science-Finance degree from Walsh College. Charlie has had many affiliations over the years, including as a former Board Member of the Tooling, Manufacturing & Technology Association, the American Heart Association, and the Michigan Cancer Foundation-Partners.

About Demorest Law Firm, PLLC
Demorest Law Firm, PLLC serves regional, national and global business and individual clients in a variety of enterprises and various business and real estate matters. The firm’s clients have included manufacturing companies, retail stores, service providers, hotels and restaurants, real estate management and construction companies, and banks. Further information is available at

Demorest Law Firm, PLLC is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, an international network of top-rated, independent law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. Candidates for membership in Primerus must have the maximum AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the peer review rating source that lawyers use to find other lawyers. Demorest Law Firm PLLC is the exclusive Detroit-area member of Primerus’ Business/Corporate/Intemational Law practice group.

Charles P. Barnes, Esq.
Demorest Law Firm, PLLC