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Meet Charlie May

Meet Charlie May
Charlie May with Dog

Charlie May is the founder and lead attorney of The Law Office of Charles A. May. Located in Irvine, the firm serves clients in Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, and throughout Orange County, as well as Los Angeles and all of Southern California. The firm practices extensively in the area of bankruptcy, with a focus on consumer bankruptcy and Chapter 7 in particular. The firm also handles Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcies for businesses. In addition, Charlie leverages his significant experience in tax law to aid people with IRS problems and property tax issues in Irvine and Southern California.

Charlie is a compassionate and dedicated bankruptcy attorney with a strong foundation in taxation and financial matters. With a Masters of Law in Taxation (LLM) Cum Laude and JD from the University of San Diego School of Law, as well as a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles, Charlie has the right mix of knowledge to help clients through tough financial situations.

During his academic tenure, Charlie was recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar. His commitment to legal education and community saw him serve as a Judicial Officer for the Council On Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) during law school, and he continues to be an active member today.

Having honed his skills under the National Director of Property Tax at Deloitte Tax, LLP, and at the esteemed boutique tax law firm of Wood & Porter, Charlie transitioned into bankruptcy law to further assist individuals in navigating financial challenges. His extensive exposure to various industries and legal matters, including business formation, business litigation, real estate, and transactional issues, equip him to be a “trusted advisor” to his clients in many aspects of their personal and professional lives.

Charlie is a proud member of the Cuban American Bar Association and the National Hispanic Bar Association, reflecting his strong community ties and dedication to representing a diverse clientele. He is licensed to practice law in California and Washington and is admitted to the United States District Court Central District of California and the California Central Bankruptcy Court.

Beyond the courtroom, Charlie is an avid animal lover with a soft spot for dogs. His love for physical fitness manifests through a rigorous workout routine and a keen interest in mixed martial arts, both as a practitioner and a spectator. The thrill of competition also extends to his passion for Major League Baseball and automotive racing, especially Formula 1. At the heart of it all, Charlie cherishes the close-knit bond he shares with his family, which serves as his anchor and motivation to continually advocate for those facing financial adversities.

A personal message from Charlie: To anyone considering working with our firm, especially through a trying time such as bankruptcy, please know that you will, at all times, be treated with respect and consideration by all members of our staff. We look forward to working with you.

Call The Law Office of Charles A. May today for a free consultation so you can get to know Charlie, he can get to know you, and together we can help you secure a better financial future for you and your family.

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