Royal Oak-based Demorest Law Firm has announced Charles P. Barnes to become of counsel to the firm. As a lawyer, Barnes is experienced in contract formation, review and negotiation, corporate formation and governance, mergers, sales and acquisitions, due diligence review, real estate, capital acquisition, human resource, employment, finance, accounting, and estate planning.
Additionally, Barnes worked in the business field for over 30 years. He formerly served as a vice president of sales, an investment banker, a chief financial officer, and director of finance. Coinciding with his law experience, Barnes has been a part of automotive supply, wholesale distribution, restaurant, trade association, and financial brokerage industries.
Barnes, a former board member of the American Heart Association and the Michigan Cancer Foundation-Partners, received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Walsh College, and is a graduate of the Michigan State School of Law.