Charles A. Whittier, is the head of The Whittier Law Group and has been a licensed barrister and attorney since 1980. A graduate of the University of London (UK) law school, Mr. Whittier is a specialist in the field of International Trade and Commercial Litigation; he is admitted to appear before the highest courts of New York State and the federal courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York and the Second and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal.
For the past decade Mr. Whittier has represented plaintiffs in the New York courts who have filed suit against corporate defendants for stock fraud, false accounting, fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of copyright and trademarks; and for breach of fiduciary duties and other direct and derivative actions. Mr. Whittier has also represented defendant clients fending off bogus claims from unscrupulous plaintiffs seeking an easy “pay day” through litigation and settlement.
In the last 20 years, Mr. Whittier has provided legal advice to clients involved in various diverse businesses such as textile manufacturing, breweries, re-insurance, entertainment and petroleum production equipment, both in the United States and abroad. This representation has involved the structuring of joint ventures for manufacturing/sales between U.S. clients and their overseas partners; incorporation of off-shore companies for re-insurance and investment purposes; negotiating the sale of foreign licenses to music publishing rights and creating long-term supply contracts for petroleum drilling equipment.
Mr. Whittier is a member of the bar in New York, England & Wales, Bermuda and Zimbabwe; and is also a member of the U.S. Court of International Trade. Apart from his work as an attorney, Mr. Whittier has written extensively on issues affecting international trade in various respected publications such as the Journal of Commerce, the Times (of London) and the African Business magazine.