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Charles E. Austin, Esq.

Charles E. Austin, Esq.

Vice President

Charles Austin, Esq. is the VP of Business Development.  He drafts contracts, and manages complex                                                                                                     negotiations for the company, inclusive of Power Purchase Agreements. As the VP of Business Development,                                                                                      he is a key member of the executive team that sets the company’s strategic direction and                                                                                                                          spearheads business development initiatives that are consistent with the company’s overall strategy.                                                                                                          Prior to joining EIB Partners, LLC, Charles Austin was a solo practitioner for more than 13 years and ran
a private, progressive boutique law firm, assisting clients with an array of transactional
matters. Mr. Austin has extensive experience in the art of the deal – negotiating and
drafting all manner of contracts for major music, film, television and new media clients.

Mr. Austin began as a law clerk at the insurance defense firm of Callahan, Schepp,
Yuhas and Adams in Manhattan, and went on to work in the Business and Legal Affairs
department at Polygram Records and with Davis, Shapiro, Montone, Lewitt & Hayes in
Manhattan. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Austin was employed as an associate at the law
firms, Sedlmayr & Associates in Manhattan, and with Winkler, Bevacqua, Simmons &
Greene in Newark, New Jersey, respectively.

Though he was born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Austin grew up in New Jersey. He
graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and
received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. He is admitted to
practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey and speaks French fluently.

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.

—Theodore Roosevelt—