Charles E. Engeman

Shareholder || St. Thomas, Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte

Charles founded our St. Thomas office in 2000. While maintaining his full-time residence in the U.S. Virgin Islands since he moved there in 1992, he also practices from our Boston (he helped co-found the office in 2009), Philadelphia, and now Charlotte offices.  He is one of the co-founders of the firm’s International Practice Group (now known as the Cross-Border Practice Group) and currently is the Hospitality Industry Practice Group Co-Leader. Charles represents many major hotel and resort companies, as well as national and international companies engaged in retail, financial, commercial, light and heavy industrial, transportation, and communications.

Charles is a Traditional Labor Lawyer and has significant experience representing employers in National Labor Relations Board proceedings, collective bargaining, grievances, and arbitrations. He also regularly advises clients in union avoidance and during organizational and decertification drives. He has negotiated countless collective bargaining agreements on behalf of employers with bargaining units ranging from two employees to well over 1,000.

He has handled labor and employment matters for employers across the United States and in multiple Caribbean jurisdictions, including (but not limited to) Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and all three of the United States Virgin Islands.

Charles is a former United States National Champion in rowing and represented the United States as a member of the National Team at the World Rowing Championships and World University Games. Charles also loves sailing and has won the International Rolex Regatta. Charles is a private pilot and has flown his small plane throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Learn more about Charles E. Engeman


Admission to Practice

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association ( International Law, and Labor and Employment Sections)
  • Virgin Islands Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association


Insights by Charles E. Engeman