Loveland · Estes Park · Tulsa

regularly advises clients in the negotiation and drafting of multi-million dollar commercial contracts.  In his varied legal career he has also managed litigation and arbitration matters up to $50 million in controversy, and has been involved in the formation of companies in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Mexico, China, Russia, and other foreign jurisdictions.  Mr. Plake also has significant experience in the creation of corporate compliance programs and in the management of internal investigations for corporate and business clients.  He has also served as the managing attorney for multiple interstate right of way and mass real estate/site acquisition projects.  In his spare time, he is an avid fly-fisher and hiker, and enjoys riding motorcycles.​

​Bar Admission

State:
Colorado
Oklahoma

Federal:
10th Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado 
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma


Education

Juris Doctor, 1993
The University of Tulsa College of Law


Bachelor of Arts (English), 1989
The University of Tulsa

Bovaird Scholarship Recipient


Awards

American Jurisprudence Awards (Real Estate Transactions, Oral Advocacy
​and Brief Writing)

practice areas

The primary focus areas of Mr. Plake's legal practice include:

  • Business and Commercial Law
    • General Counsel Services
    • Business and Commercial Transactions
    • Corporate and Business Organization/Formation
    • Corporate/Business Compliance Programs
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    • International Business Organization
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate, Right of Way Acquisition, and Land Use
  • Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Claims Management
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, and Probate
  • Contracts and Transaction Law


Contact

Charles T. Plake
President and Managing Shareholder
Email:  tom.plake@mtnwestlegal.com

Direct Phone Number: 970.557.4041


Affiliations and Membership
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Larimer County Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Estes Park Board of Realtors – Affiliate Member
  • Loveland Chamber of Commerce
  • Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

biography

Mr. Plake began his legal career at a Tulsa law firm with an emphasis on commercial litigation and construction arbitration and claims.  Later, he held senior managerial positions with corporations such as the Williams Companies, WilTel Communications, Level 3 Communications, and a subsidiary of Koch Industries.  In addition to servicing private clients, Mr. Plake serves as the General Counsel for a global combustion equipment manufacturing firm headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He 

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