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Charles  S. Detrizio


Corporate Law
Banking and Financial Services


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. (1991)
  • Case Western Reserve University, B.A., summa cum laude (1988)


  • New Jersey
  • New York
Charles S. Detrizio
Tel: (973) 302-9667
Fax: (973) 302-9338
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Chuck Detrizio is a partner in the Corporate and Banking practice groups of Sherman Wells. Chuck’s transactional and counseling practice covers a wide array of industries and business sectors, with substantial experience in healthcare, energy, manufacturing, IT services, and marketing.

Chuck represents clients in all aspects of structuring, negotiating and consummating domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances and project developments. These clients include closely-held companies and their principals, other middle market enterprises and large cap corporations. Chuck also represents financial institutions, investment funds, investors and companies in equity financings, project finance and other debt financings, recapitalizations and restructurings.

In addition to his transactional experience, Chuck advises clients on day to day and other matters affecting their businesses, including commercial contracting, corporate governance, equity holder disputes and the drafting and negotiation of management, employment, consulting and licensing agreements.

Chuck is regularly identified as one of the region’s leading corporate and M&A attorneys. These recognitions include listing in Best Lawyers in America and New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2006. In addition, 2019 marks the ninth consecutive year that Chuck has earned individual recognition in Chambers USA’s annual guide of top attorneys as a leading practitioner in the Corporate/M&A field in New Jersey. Chambers USA has distinguished Chuck for his “superb and deep experience” in healthcare, energy and other industries and, over the years, has quoted clients in describing him as: a "very knowledgeable and client-focused" attorney who is "extremely strategic and creative in his thinking"; a “fantastic”, "smart, hard-working” and “extraordinarily dedicated practitioner”; and a “very practical business attorney with great attention to detail” “who comes up with a lot of things that other lawyers don’t think of”.

Prior to the establishment of Sherman Wells in 2014, Chuck was a partner for 10 years in the Corporate, Healthcare and Energy practice groups at Riker Danzig LLP. From 1997 to 2004, Chuck practiced in the New York office of King & Spalding LLP, where he was elected partner in 2000 and was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Energy Industries practice groups. From 1993 to 1997, he was a member of the National Health Law and Corporate & Securities practice groups of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. in New York. He began his legal career in 1991 as a banking and project finance associate in the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP.


  • Chambers & Partners USA for Corporate/M&A New Jersey (Since 2011)
  • Best Lawyers of America for Corporate Law (Since 2007)
  • New Jersey’s Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions (Since 2006)
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