C. Graham Carothers, Jr.: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

C. Graham Carothers, Jr.

Partner, Real Estate Practice Co-Administrator, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair
Tampa,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Leasing
University Florida State University, B.S., with honors, 1990
Law SchoolFlorida State University, J.D., with honors, 1994
Admitted1994, Florida; 2011, United States District Court Middle District of Florida

Professional and Community Affiliations

•The Florida Bar
•Hillsborough County Bar Association
•St. Petersburg Bar Association
•Salvador Dali Museum, Business Partnership Council (2015)
•1Voice Foundation, Board of Directors (2010-2011), a non-profit organization that provides support to the parents and families of children with cancer
•Seminole Torchbearers, Board of Directors (2011-present), Florida State University alumni whose mission is to foster and support the University's student leadership programs and initiatives, and to recognize the accomplishments of extraordinary student leaders
•Tampa Connection (2001-2002)
•March of Dimes, Chair, Signature Chef's Auction, 2012; Host Committee Board, 2013
•CEO Direct, 2009-2010
•Leadership Tampa, 2011
•City of Tampa Variance Review Board, mayoral appointee, 2000-2002
•Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Planned Development Ordinance Review Committee, 2006
•Ybor City Museum Society, Board of Directors, 2003-2006 (Vice President, 2003-2004; President 2005-2006)

BornTallahassee, Florida, June 16, 1968

C. Graham Carothers, Jr. has extensive experience in representing individuals and business entities in a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of shopping centers, office buildings, retail centers, multi-family housing projects, hotels, and sports and entertainment complexes, as well as condominium developments and conversions, and large-scale land assemblages. He also regularly represents land owners and homeowners associations in zoning, wetzoning, variance, comprehensive land use plan, and other land use matters before local and state agencies. Graham has broad experience representing landlords and tenants in commercial leasing matters, property owners in complex title insurance matters, and institutional lenders in real estate-based loan transactions.

Graham founded and is responsible for Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick's Leadership Shumaker program, which pairs attorneys and staff members with not-for-profit charitable and arts organizations in the Tampa Bay area, and involves the firm in various civic and fund-raising events which benefit such organizations. Leadership Shumaker has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities, and facilitated the placement of a number of the firm's attorneys and staff members in leadership positions throughout the Tampa Bay community.

Graham served as the Hiring Partner for the Tampa office and firm-wide Co-Chair of our Professional Development Committee from 2004 through 2012. He has served as Chair of the Tampa office's Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group since 2011, and is also Co-Chair of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2015
•Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2012-2014

News Releases

06.12.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and 2015 Florida Rising Stars

08.21.2014 82 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015

06.16.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers and 2014 Florida Rising Stars

08.15.2013 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014

06.20.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Recipient of Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum

06.13.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and 2013 Florida Rising Stars

08.28.2012 81 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013

09.07.2011 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2012

02.04.2011 C. Graham Carothers, Jr. Joins Board of Directors for Seminole Torchbearers

12.29.2010 C. Graham Carothers, Jr. Joins Board of Directors of 1Voice Foundation

08.18.2010 C. Graham Carothers, Jr. Selected for 2011 Leadership Tampa Class

08.12.2010 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011 (Also at Sarasota Office)


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Office Information

C. Graham Carothers, Jr.

101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 2800
TampaFL 33602


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