Charles Manak Asst. General Counsel

Charlie serves as an Assistant General Counsel at Aon, where he primarily provides support to the activities of The Townsend Group, specifically with respect to fund formation, legal due diligence on acquisitions, monitoring, reviewing and commenting on Townsend Group and Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting, Inc. service and management contracts, monitoring legal due diligence on discretionary client investments and promoting the integration of The Townsend Group with Aon United operations, among other things.

Prior to joining Aon to serve The Townsend Group in 2019, Charlie was the Deputy General Counsel of StepStone Group Real Estate, LP, a registered investment adviser which acquired a Cleveland-based investment manager in 2018 where Charlie had served as general counsel and chief compliance officer for ten years. Previously, Charlie was a Prague-based member of Linklaters’ Private Equity Group, leading European acquisitions and cross-border due diligence exercises in Central and Eastern Europe, and served as Budapest-based general counsel to Central Europe Telecom Investments, LP, which provided seed capital to telecom operating companies across Central Europe.

Charlie received a J.D. from Case Western Reserve Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Wittenberg University.

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Charles Manak