Chuck Staples grew up in Auburn, Alabama, where he was educated in the local public schools. He received his B.S. degree from Washington and Lee University in 1967 and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, in 1971 from the University of Georgia School of Law where he was on the Georgia Law Review and was admitted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Staples has been with the Firm since 1971.
Mr. Staples’s areas of practice include corporate and business organizations and related areas, entity selection/formation, estate planning and probate. He provides estate and tax planning advice for individuals, including the preparation of wills, trusts, family partnerships and various charitable planning techniques. Mr. Staples also represents small and family-owned businesses, and a number of physician groups. He advises these clients on the best form of entity from a tax, liability, and operational standpoint, entity formation, and continued representation on matters such as buy-sell agreements, contracts, leases, real estate transactions, commercial financing, retirement plans and other matters related to the operation of a business.
Outside of the law practice, Mr. Staples has been active in civic activities and serving as President of the Columbus Lawyers Club, Chairman of The Brookstone School Board of Trustees, President of Girls, Inc. of Columbus, President of Big Eddy Club, and on several charitable and civic boards.
B.S., Washington and Lee University, 1967
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Georgia, 1971
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
American Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education (former Trustee)
The Brookstone School, Inc. (Board of Trustees; former Chairman)
Girls, Inc. of Columbus (Advisory Board)
Member of the Columbus, Georgia Pension Fund, Employer’s Board of Trustees
The Best Lawyers in America 2008-2016
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell