Charles Elbert represents private and public sector employers in a broad range of labor relations and employment matters, including: arbitration; litigation, such as defense of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and other employee and administrative agency, claims in Missouri and Illinois federal and state courts; internal investigations; employment contracts; covenants not to compete; equal employment, affirmative action and wage-hour; federal, state and local agency investigations and audits; union avoidance; NLRB and State Board proceedings; collective bargaining; employment policies and agreements; and, claim avoidance counseling.

Mr. Elbert’s litigation experience in federal and state courts and in arbitration includes contract breach and interpretation, shareholder/partner/member disputes, premises liability, real estate, toxic tort, and tax increment financing (TIF). He also has served as an arbitrator, special master and mediator in a wide variety of disputes.

Mr. Elbert’s general corporate and real estate practice involves entity formation; negotiating and drafting of business, employment and real estate contracts; acquisition and sale of closely held companies and real estate; drafting and review of loan documents; and, closings.

Areas of Practice
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Corporate & Real Estate
  • Education Law
  • St. Louis University, J.D., cum laude
  • Washington University, A.B.
Bar Admissions
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Professional Associations, Memberships & Honors
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Member, Labor Law Section)
  • The Missouri Bar Association (Member, Labor Law Section)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member, Labor Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Labor and Employment Law)
  • American Arbitration Association, Neutrals Panel
  • Special Representative, 22nd Judicial Circuit Bar Committee (1978-1988)
Selected Publications and Presentations
  • CLE Presentations on Labor and Employment Law
  • Author: “Employment Discrimination Claims under §1981,” Missouri Employment Discrimination, Second (2008)