Charles Lew, Esq.

Los Angeles Small Business Commission
Charles Lew, Esq.
Principal, The Lew Firm

Charles Lew, originally from Scotland, grew up in Florida and moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount Law School and embrace life as an Angeleno. His first LA job as a Hollywood nightclub bouncer exposed him to various industries that would inspire his initial entrepreneurial ventures.

Lew's law practice, The Lew Firm, represents many prominent Angelenos, including Metta World Peace, Nick Fouquet, Omari Hardwick, Trejos Tacos, Kelis, and Flaunt Magazine. He opened the first Stout Burgers and Beer in 2009, which led to several other hospitality ventures and unrelated businesses such as The Morrison Pub, Boomtown Brewery, Huckleberry Ltd, Third Wave Market, Veritil, and HRmony.

Lew is on the Board of Directors at Loyola Law School and is working closely with the Dean on developing a program that will educate and prepare students for what's to come with entrepreneurial laws and endeavors as well as artificial intelligence and how it pertains to the law. He is also a founding member for Forbes LA Business Council and a contributor and hosts quarterly paneled networking events with FLABC.

Lew believes in giving back a percentage of his businesses. He is actively involved with charities like Adopttogether, Mental Health America, Project Paperbag, Stout's Sip, Chew, Give. An internal program that encourages employees to volunteer their time to a charity of their choice and a donation is made to that charity on their behalf by Stout.