Professionals

Craig T. Lynch
Craig T. Lynch

Craig T. Lynch

Partner
Board of Directors to the Firm

“I facilitate transactions, tailoring practical solutions to overcome challenges and obstacles that stand in the way of client objectives.”

Profile

Craig Lynch brings more than 27 years of experience to his commercial real estate practice, concentrating on four principal types of clients: 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 develops pragmatic solutions to obstacles standing in the way of achieving client objectives and goals. By taking a proprietary interest in his clients’ matters, 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.

Experience Highlights

  • 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
  • Intercreditor agreements and pledge agreements
  • Foreclosure proceedings and workouts on behalf of secured lenders
  • 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 and clinics, 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

  • 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, 2011-2014
  • 2010 Recipient of the Hope Award, the highest honor bestowed by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Charlotte Business Journal's 40 Under 40, 1995

Memberships

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Board of Directors, 2003-present; Vice Chair 2014; Secretary 2006-2010; Area Vice-Chairman, 2006-2009; Member of Executive Committee 2006-present
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law Alumni Association
    Board of Directors, 2008-present (currently serving as President)
  • Florida State University Alumni Association
    National Board of Directors, Board of Trustees Designee and Presidential Appointee, 2011-2014 (currently Treasure-elect)
  • 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 the Firm’s three real estate and commercial development practice groups
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    Three Wells Fargo Center
    401 South Tryon Street
    Suite 3000
    Charlotte, NC 28202

    t 704.335.9034

    f 704.335.9679

    craiglynch@parkerpoe.com

Practices & Industries

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    JD, 1986
  • Florida State University
    BS, summa cum laude, 1981

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1986