Charles S. Ferrell, a partner in Faegre & Benson LLP's real estate practice, is the inaugural recipient of the Diversity Award for an Individual Attorney from the Hennepin County Bar Association's Diversity Committee. Charlie received this honor at the bar association's recent annual meeting and luncheon.
The award recognizes Charlie's contributions to diversity in the legal community, including his efforts to reach out to local minority organizations such as the Minnesota Black Women Lawyers Network to offer assistance in promoting activities that bolster their image and development.
Charlie is a member of Faegre & Benson's Diversity Committee, and he serves as the co-chair and treasurer of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, a joint initiative of the area's major law firms and corporations united to promote concrete diversity efforts.
His legal practice covers all facets of commercial real estate, and he has been the primary lawyer for the development and operation of millions of square feet of space of office, retail, hotel and industrial projects.