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Charlie Lee

Senior Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs
National Association of REALTORS®
Professional Bio
Charlie Lee joined NAR in 2018. He has more than fourteen (14) years of association law and governance experience. Prior to joining NAR, Charlie was with the Appraisal Institute since 2008, where he served as Associate Counsel and as the primary legal counsel to 90 chapters and subsidiaries which included for-profits, charitable and insurance organizations. Charlie’s focus includes association and corporate governance, multiple listing services, litigation, not-for-profit taxation, cybersecurity, contracts, advertisement, and antitrust matters. His other professional experience includes commercial and employment litigation, intellectual property law, and serving as an Illinois state’s attorney appellate prosecutor. Charlie’s duties at NAR include serving as legal staff to the MLS Policy and Issues Committee, the MLS Emerging Tech and Issues Advisory Board, the REALTOR® Property Operations Committee, and as the NAR ARELLO Liaison. He received his B.S. degree in Business Administration and Management of Information Systems from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois Chicago Law School. Charlie is admitted to the state bar of Illinois and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, American Society of Association Executives, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Asian American Bar Association