Charles Knight joined Milgrom & Daskam as Of Counsel in June 2020 and focuses on serving entrepreneurs and growth companies from ideation and formation, early and later stage capitalization through exits. His expertise includes companies focused on technology, renewable energy, and real estate, including affordable housing development and financing.
Most recently, Charlie served as the General Counsel of the Colorado Finance and Housing Authority. Prior thereto he was founder and managing member of Venture Law Advisors, LLC, a law firm focused on emerging Colorado and California enterprises. He has served as a co-founder, CEO, CFO, and General Counsel of companies engaged in renewable energy development, medical device manufacturing, real estate acquisition and development, and retail and wholesale product distribution. Before that, Charlie practiced corporate securities law in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and New York City. He is a member of the State Bars of Colorado, New York, and California.
Charlie is passionate about leadership development, innovation, and community and serves as an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, where he teaches classes on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation in the Executive MBA program and mentors and trains executives through the Executive Education programs offered by Daniels. He is also a board member of Urban Peak, a Denver-based nonprofit providing essential services to youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
Charlie holds a BA in experimental psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and MBA and JD degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles and is a University of Notre Dame Certified Innovation Mentor. Outside the office, Charlie and his wife Suzanne spend as much time as possible visiting his grandchildren in San Francisco, traveling around the world, and spending time in the Colorado mountains.