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Craig T. Lynch

Board of Directors of the Firm


Craig Lynch is a commercial real estate lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Craig brings more than 29 years of experience to his commercial real estate practice. Four principal types of clients entrust their commercial real estate legal needs to Mr. Lynch: health care providers, organizations that want to expand their presence across the country, franchisees of national brands, and foreign entities pursuing in-bound U.S. real estate opportunities.

Mr. Lynch takes ownership of his clients’ problems, and builds trusting relationships  by developing pragmatic solutions to obstacles standing in the way of achieving their goals and objectives. By taking a proprietary interest in his clients’ matters and being responsive, he successfully enables buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders, developers, owners, tenants and landlords to navigate all of the challenges typically encountered in real property transactions.

Working from a strategic business perspective, Mr. Lynch complements his counsel of real estate clients with his commercial litigation experience. In addition, prior to practicing law, he spent two years as a business analyst and marketing manager for Ford Motor Company.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
  • 0Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 5 or More Years in a Row

Featured Experience

  • Site evaluations, contract negotiations, title examinations and closings in connection with the acquisition, assemblage and disposition of real property
  • Development transactions, including due diligence, restrictive covenants, architectural guidelines, development agreements, easements and license agreements
  • Options to purchase and rights of first refusal
  • Acquisition, construction and permanent loans
  • Leases and ground leases
  • Construction contracts
  • Real estate disputes in federal and state appellate proceedings, litigation actions, bankruptcy proceedings and arbitration proceedings

Project History

Mr. Lynch has handled virtually every type of commercial real estate transaction imaginable including transactions involving hospitals, medical facilities, clinics and doctors’ offices, sports and entertainment venues, automobile dealerships and service centers, hotels, apartment complexes, grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, manufacturing plants, distribution and trucking facilities and warehouses, office buildings, retirement communities, retail facilities, golf courses and tennis clubs, universities, farms, dairies and feed mills, forests and timberlands, coal mines, soil, mineral and water rights, parking facilities, marinas, churches, and single-family, multi-family and mixed-use developments.

Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers in Real Estate, 2012-2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award, 2013
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law, 2011-2016; Commercial Litigation, 2013-2016
  • 2010 Recipient of the Hope Award, the highest honor bestowed by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Charlotte Business Journal's 40 Under 40, 1995
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Real Estate; Commercial Development; Banking & Finance

Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Member of Executive Committee, Vice-Chairman, 2014-present, and Board of Directors, 2003-present
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law Alumni Association
    Board of Directors, 2008-present, Member of Executive Committee, 2012-present, (served as President during 2014)
  • Florida State University Alumni Association
    National Board of Directors, Board of Trustees Designee and Presidential Appointee, 2011-present (currently Vice-Chair)
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
    Board of Directors (2007-2010, 2011-present): Finance Committee Chairman (2012-present), Recruiting Committee Chairman (1996-2002); Former Practice Group Leader of one of our firm’s three real estate and commercial development practice groups
  • South Charlotte Middle School Leadership Team
    2010-2013 and 2015-present