Garth K. Dunklin

Garth K. Dunklin: Attorney with Bass, Dunklin, McCullough & Smith, PLLC AV stamp icon
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Biography

Garth believes in being actively involved in the industry he works with and participates in and gives back to the commercial real estate industry in a number of capacities; Garth firmly believes that being actively involved makes him a more practical and better lawyer. Garth is active with the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance – North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, having served on its Board of Governors (1997-2006) and chairing the Committee which authors the Commercial Series of REALTOR® forms (1996- present). He has also served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Chapter (1997-2003) and the Steering Committee for the CCIM Midyear National Meeting in Charlotte- “Banking on CCIM”.

Garth is an adjunct professor in the UNC-Charlotte Belk College of Business, teaching in the Masters of Science in Real Estate Program. Garth teaches continuing education classes for various commercial real estate and Bar organizations and presents frequently to real estate related groups (e.g.- North Carolina CCIM Chapter, REALTORS® Commercial Alliance – North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, North Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and various local REALTOR® commercial organizations). He annually co-authors the commercial versions of the Real Estate Commission’s mandatory classes for brokers. In addition, Garth authored and periodically updates the Commercial Real Estate chapter of the Real Estate Commission’s North Carolina Real Estate Manual, works regularly with the Real Estate Commission on policy and regulatory matters and he handles legal matters before the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.

Garth’s practice focuses on land use, development consulting, acquisition financing, representation of commercial real estate developers, investors and users, administrative/regulatory compliance, risk management and licensing matters for real estate brokerage and development companies. Garth is licensed to practice law in North Carolina (1988), South Carolina (2006) and Georgia (2007).

Community Involvement
• Commissioner, North Carolina Rules Review Commission (2011 – present)
• Chairman, Rules Review Commission (2015)
• Vice Chairman, Rules Review Commission (2014)
• Second Vice Chairman, Rules Review Commission (2013)
• The Leatherheads, Charlotte Sports Foundation (ACC Football Championship, Belk Bowl)

Publications & Presentations
• Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Belk College of Business, Masters of Science in Real Estate Program;
• Co-author annually of commercial version of North Carolina Real Estate Commission Mandatory Update Class (2003 – present);
• Authored the Commercial Real Estate chapter of the Real Estate Commission’s North Carolina Real Estate Manual;
• Teaches continuing education classes for various commercial real estate and Bar organizations and presents frequently to real estate related groups (e.g., North Carolina CCIM Chapter, REALTORS® Commercial Alliance; North Carolina Association of REALTORS®; North Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute; and various local REALTOR® commercial organizations).

Other Honors & Awards
• Billie J. Mercer Award for Excellence in Real Estate Education (given by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission) (2011)
• North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association Educator of the Year (2011)
• Named to The Legal News – Top 3% of Attorneys in the Nation (2009)
• Chairman’s Award- REALTORS® Commercial Alliance – North Carolina Association of REALTORS® (2003)
• President’s Award – Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS® (2003)
• Business Properties Magazine – named Charlotte’s Top Commercial Real Estate Attorney (1998)
• Affiliate of the Year Award – Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS® (1994)

(Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law: Residential, Business, Commercial and Industrial Transactions, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Administrative Practice before the North Carolina Real Estate Commission
  • Eminent Domain

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
704-727-2003  Phone
www.bassdunklin.com
University Attended:
University of North Carolina, B.A., Morehead Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa, 1985
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., 1988
Year of First Admission:
1988
Admission:
1988, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina; 2007, Georgia State Bar; 1988, North Carolina State Bar; 2006, South Carolina State Bar
Memberships:
North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar; South Carolina State Bar; State Bar of Georgia; Mecklenburg County Bar Association.
Reported Cases:
•Represented multiple clients in structuring joint ventures, successfully rezoning and developing several retail and mixed use developments ranging from 10 acres to over 200 acres in various locations throughout North Carolina.
•Represented client in negotiation of agreements with major oil company, due diligence, title and survey matters, financing and closing of 50 site convenience store transaction.
•Represented client in negotiation of agreements with major oil company, due diligence, title and survey matters, financing and closing of 22 site convenience store transaction.
•Represented client in syndicated loan transaction regarding a 42 site multi-state refinance transaction.
•Represented client in 55 site multi-state equipment sale and triple net lease transaction.
•Regularly represents clients in acquisition (including agreement negotiation, financing and closing of transaction) and disposition of income producing properties (both single site and multiple site/multi-state transactions), including retail, industrial, office and medical office facilities.
•Regularly represents clients in acquisition (including agreement negotiation, financing and closing of transaction) and disposition of owner occupied and user facilities (both single site and multiple site/multi-state transactions), including retail, industrial, office and medical office facilities.
•Regularly represents both landlord and tenant clients in lease negotiations ranging from anchor leases to small office and shop space, for retail, industrial, office and medical office facilities.
•Regularly advises real estate brokerage and development companies on licensing, risk management and policy considerations.
•Regularly represents real estate licensees in protecting their licenses in Real Estate Commission disciplinary matters.
Certifications:
( Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law: Residential, Business, Commercial and Industrial Transactions, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization )
ISLN:
907713676
Transactions:
Represented multiple clients in structuring joint ventures, successfully rezoning and developing several retail and mixed use developments ranging from 10 acres to over 200 acres in various locations throughout North Carolina; Represented client in negotiation of agreements with major oil company, due diligence, title and survey matters, financing and closing of 50 site convenience store transaction; Represented client in negotiation of agreements with major oil company, due diligence, title and survey matters, financing and closing of 22 site convenience store transaction; Represented client in syndicated loan transaction regarding 42 site multi-state refinance transaction; Represented client in 55 site multi-state equipment sale and triple net lease transaction; Regularly represents clients in acquisition (including agreement negotiation, financing and closing of transaction) and disposition of income producing properties (both single site and multiple site/multi-state transactions), including retail, industrial, office and medical office facilities; Regularly represents clients in acquisition (including agreement negotiation, financing and closing of transaction) and disposition of owner occupied and user facilities (both single site and multiple site/multi-state transactions), including retail, industrial, office and medical office facilities; Regularly represents both landlord and tenant clients in lease negotiations ranging from anchor leases to small office and shop space, for retail, industrial, office and medical office facilities; Regularly advises real estate brokerage and development companies on licensing, risk management and policy considerations; Regularly represents real estate licensees in protecting their licenses in Real Estate Commission disciplinary matters.
Hobbies & interests:
The Leatherheads, The Board of Advisors of Charlotte Collegiate Football (AAC Football Championship, Belk Bowl). Sardis Presbyterian Church.

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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