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Charlie Appler enjoys real estate law, specifically projects where all parties are working towards the same goal to get the deal done.  Charlie’s collaborative approach to projects puts all parties at ease and he’s able to balance opposing interests, while keeping his clients’ needs at the forefront.  Focusing primarily on commercial real estate transactions and financing, Charlie has significant experience with retail centers, hotels, and multi-family housing developments.  Additionally, Charlie helps clients navigate commercial real estate foreclosures, advising on the process and documentation requirements.  

Charlie is a seasoned attorney and he often uses his experience to mentor and train young lawyers, helping them learn the importance of responsiveness in the practice of law.  

Memberships & Awards

Texas State Bar
District of Columbia Bar

Key Experience

Represented property owner/borrower in connection with commercial mortgage-backed securities loan refinancing of a retail center
Represented property owner in connection with the recapitalization of hotel property
For borrower, prepared Texas opinion letter and coordinated opinion letters from counsel in other states in connection with a secured loan on office building

Work Experience

2021 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1996-2021 Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner PC
1988-1996 Hopkins & Sutter
1982-1988 Hamel & Park
1976-1982 Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker