Charles PT Phoenix is a Florida Bar Board-Certified Real Estate Lawyer and the Managing Partner of the Rhodes Tucker law firm in Sanibel, Florida. He is a lawyer who helps his clients work to unlock value in their assets, opportunities, and challenges by applying real estate, tax, business, contract, negotiation, litigation, restructuring, accounting, finance, and other strategies to problems in creative ways focused on their business and end game.
His practice areas include the following:
- Commercial Real Estate
- Business, Contracts, and Corporate
- Commercial Litigation
- Class Action Litigation
Charles PT Phoenix, attorney at law, is admitted to the Florida Bar, the State Bar of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11TH Court, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (pro hac vice), and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Charles PT Phoenix received his B.S. from the Wayne State University School of Business Administration and his MBA from Stephen M. Ross School of Business Administration at the University of Michigan. He received from his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and holds his LL.M in Taxation from the University of Alabama Law School.
Because of his business-focused education and background, Charles PT Phoenix is a unique lawyer who knows the numbers and business, which put him in a favorable position to help his clients succeed and win. He was listed as a “Top Southwest Florida Lawyers” by Gulfshore Life and is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 10 Business Tort Trial Lawyers Association and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 25 Mass Tort Lawyers Association. He received his 2017 Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rating and was appointed to the steering committee in the 21st Century Oncology Class Action in November 2016.
Some of his biggest decisions include a unanimous published opinion from United States Court of Appeals (11th Cir.), which overturned 2 adverse courts on tax, employee benefits, & bankruptcy issues: In Re Sarah Baker, 590 F.3d 1261 (11th Cir. 2009). He also won a unanimous jury trial verdict for a contractor in complex construction, contract & lien litigation: Best Drywall Services, Inc. et. al v. Blaszczyk et. Al No. 11-CA-4187 (Fla. 20th Cir. Ct. Mar. 13, 2015). In addition to practicing law, Charles PT Phoenix was also an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy and Florida SouthWestern State College.