About Us

Established in 2017 by Chévanev A.Y. Charles, Esq., Temple Stoke is a leading legal firm with clients across jurisdictions such as New York State and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. With expertise in US immigration, estate planning, personal injury, and maritime law, we offer tailored solutions to US citizens, Immigrants, shipowners, seafarers, and individuals. Led by our founder, who holds an LL.M. in International Maritime Law, we provide exceptional service in contentious and non-contentious matters, driving legislative developments and policy drafting. Whether you need assistance with immigration challenges, estate planning complexities, personal injury claims, or maritime issues, Temple Stoke is committed to providing expert guidance and representation.
In order to help you grow your business, we can advise you in the following areas:
Seafarer Legal Services and Claims
  • Employment issues: representation, advice, wage recovery and debt collection as well as Ship Arrest
  • Assistance in obtaining Vincentian Death Certificates
  • Claiming Compensation related to private insurance
  • Appearing as legal counsel for seafarers in employment dispute
*230,000 EC in wages, severance pay and other debts recovered in 2018/19
US Immigration Legal Advice
  • Consular processing
  • N-400 applications (Citizenship by Naturalization)
  • Asylum seeker applications
  • Family-Based Green Cards including fiance, spouse and children
  • Family preference category
  • I-765 Employment Authorisation
  • I-360 Special immigrants
  • I-751 removal of Conditions (Conditional Green Card)
  • Adjustment of Status (Green Card application while in the US)
  • Military applications
  • N-600 applications (Certificate of Citizenship)
  • U- Visas (Victims of Crime)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • I-821 (Temporary Protected Status)
  • I-601 waivers for inadmissibility
And more!
Shipowner Services
  • Seafarer employment contract drafting
  • Incorporation IBC Companies
  • Analysis of registration under certain flags
  • Ship Registration in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Grenada
  • Arrest of Ships consultations
  • General Contract Review
  • Nominee Director services
  • Legal Opinions

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Experienced Attorney at Law licensed in New York State, with a strong focus on US Immigration, Probate and Administration, Surrogate Court Matters, Civil Litigation, and Personal Injury. My background encompasses Environmental, Maritime, and Corporate law, where I have gained extensive experience in areas such as ship finance, yachting, salvage, and debt collection. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for excellence, I excel in maritime legislative drafting and crafting contractual agreements. Armed with a Master's degree in International Maritime Law from IMLI, Malta, I bring a unique blend of academic knowledge and practical expertise to my practice. I am dedicated to providing personalized legal solutions that meet the diverse needs of my clients while upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
Chevanev A.Y Charles, Esq
Chevanev A.Y Charles, Esq

Attorney At Law

NY State Attorney | LL.B (Hons) (UK, Wmin), LL.M (Dist.) (IMLI) Barrister-At-Law/ Attorney (City Law School, London) Civil & Commercial Mediator (ADR Group, London) Admitted in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | UK | Grenada

E-mail: ccharles@templestoke.com Phone: +1 (347) 715 8308