Charles B. (Chuck) Judson is a shareholder in Smith Haughey's Traverse City office with extensive experience representing local municipal entities and non profit organizations as general counsel. His experience includes providing counsel for financing capital projects, lease negotiations, and general governance and compliance matters. Chuck's practice also includes business transactions and commercial loan workouts; and he has gained statewide recognition as a mediator, business facilitator, and arbitrator. Chuck takes pride in assisting clients with issues in which practical and readily available solutions do not always seem viable. Loan workout and forbearance negotiations with lenders is an example of this practice area, but he has also been retained in a number of settings to assist business partners in resolving differences so that the financial interests of the business can survive. In addition, he has experience with real estate and construction matters due to his long standing representation of a number of contractors in northern Michigan. Chuck is also among the limited number of attorneys in northwestern Michigan with expertise in school law, district library law, and airport law.