Charles CallowayPartner at Chapman and Cutler LLP
Charles C. Calloway, Jr. is a partner and member of Chapman's Corporate Finance Department. Charles’s practice includes representation of financial institutions and other strategic investors with domestic and international direct placements of debt and equity securities in secured and unsecured financings, including, but not limited to, REITs, public utilities, venture capital, project finance, hedge and equity funds, and general corporate financings. In these recent financings, issuers and guarantors and entities providing credit support included domestic entities as well as entities from Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Charles’s experience also includes an active sports finance practice where he has represented the term note purchasers in “league-wide” financings for the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB). Charles has also represented the term note purchasers in a number of high-profile stadium financings in the United States, such as TD Ameritrade Boston Garden, Mercedes Benz Atlanta Falcons Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, and the newly constructed Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium.
Charles has been a Fellow of the American College of Investment Counsel since 2014 and is currently co-editor of the ACIC’s monthly publication Private Notes. At Chapman, he currently serves on the firm’s Employment Committee, Diversity Task Force, and is a founding member of the firm’s Black Attorneys Business Resource Group. In 2021, he was selected by Crain's Chicago Business as a 2021 Notable Nonprofit Board Leader in recognition of his service as the Vice Chair of the National Board of Directors of Spark Program Inc. and Vice Chair of the Audit, Finance and Investment Committee of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Charles is also a member of the Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) Signature Fellows Program Class of 2022, a 2021 Fellow of the Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program, and has served on the Business and Finance Advisory Council of The George Washington University Law School since 2018.