Meet Your Team

Meet Your Team

Our team, composed of attorneys with both domestic and international training, stands ready to navigate the complexities of your legal needs with sophistication and a bespoke approach.

Meg Charles

Partner and Co-Founder

A seasoned attorney turned global business strategist, Meg’s dynamic career spans continents and industries where she leverages her sharp legal acumen and entrepreneurial spirit to guide telecom and tech startups and corporations through the complex intersection of law and technology, while driving innovation and growth in today’s ever evolving business landscape.

Chris Klug

Partner and Co-Founder

Chris is a trusted client focused attorney with extensive experience in domestic and international taxation, corporate and business planning, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, private equity, family offices, domestic and international estate planning, and tax controversy. Chris is the quintessential legal counsel navigating clients through the complex tax implications of sophisticated transactions to come to practical holistic solutions.

Jephte Lanthia

Partner and Co-Founder

Jephte Lanthia advises clients on corporate and securities, regulatory compliance, and fintech/ blockchain-related transactions. He has counseled hedge fund and private equity fund managers on structuring investment vehicles, securities offerings, broker-dealer regulation, and other compliance matters regarding the securities industry.

Gina Jeyoung Lee

Partner and Co-Founder

Gina Lee is your friendly go-to professional for navigating the intricate world of U.S. tax law, corporate compliance, and estate planning, offering personalized and strategic counsel to achieve your overall financial and personal goals.

Hazvinei Mugwagwa

Of Counsel and Co-Founder

Hazvinei takes to deal making and the transactional practice as he does when stepping onto a soccer pitch, success with both requires teamwork and the best outcomes are when each participant brings their best in the game.

Rudo Mugwagwa

Of Counsel and Co-Founder

Rudo brings a breadth of corporate practice, with a specialized focus on the investment fund sector spanning both offshore and onshore jurisdictions. Her background equips her to adeptly engage with clients, develop comprehensive strategies, and navigate multifaceted legal matters.

Arturo Meza

Foreign Trained Attorney and Law Clerk

With over 10 years of experience, Arturo currently focuses on International Taxation and cross-border transactions. He is passionate about sports and enjoys playing football and chess whenever he finds an opportunity.

Renee Tiun

Foreign trained attorney and Law clerk

Renee is a foreign-trained attorney at Basswood Counsel, specializes in domestic and international taxation, corporate law, and estate matters. With a background in civil litigation and finance in Malaysia she transitioned to the U.S. in 2018, bringing over a decade of experience and a client-focused approach.

Heather Marcello

Law clerk and administrator

Heather joined Basswood Counsel as a Law Clerk and Administrator in 2022, where she goes above and beyond in every aspect to assist attorneys with daily tasks and helping clients find the solutions they seek.

Joan Galula

HEAD OF Marketing

Joan handles the marketing side of things at Basswood Counsel. She is a vibrant and creative spirit who seamlessly blends marketing insights and strategies with creativity.

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2000 K Street NW
Suite 525
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-980-4788
Fax: 202-217-4450

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