Randy regularly advises real estate investors regarding acquiring, financing, leasing and developing, and conveying commercial real estate and evaluating possible real estate investments.

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Randy counsels significant agribusiness entities in the raising of equity capital, the investing of that capital in agricultural properties throughout the United States, and the implementing of leasing and other strategies to generate returns on those investments.

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For more than 30 years, Randy has advised numerous financial institutions throughout the United States regarding a wide variety of matters, including regulatory, securities, consumer compliance, documentation and operational issues. Randy has frequently written and spoken to North Carolina attorneys and bankers regarding numerous banking law issues and has co-authored a treatise on North Carolina secured transactions under Article Nine of the Uniform Commercial Code which is used by North Carolina attorneys and lenders. Randy regularly represents sellers and purchasers in their mortgage banking activities.

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Randy regularly provides counsel to varied other clients regarding business issues and commercial transactions. This advice involves entity formation, equity and debt financing, business strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and operational issues.

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Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Financial Services Regulation Law and Real Estate Law (2005-2018)

Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Banking Law (2006-2013)

Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, 2003-present

Chair, Financial Institutions Committee, Business Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association, 2004-05

Member, North Carolina Land Title Association; Executive Committee, 2013-2015

Member, Business Law and Real Property Probate and Trust Law Sections, American Bar Association, 1979-present

Member, Real Property and Corporate Law Sections, North Carolina Bar Association, 1979-present

Member, Greensboro Bar Association, 1979-present

Board of Directors, Kiwanis Club of Greensboro, 2008-2010; Vice President, 2013-2014; President Elect, 2014-2015

Past Chair, Christian Social Ministries Commission, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Past Organizing Director, Ten Thousand Villages of Greensboro

North Carolina Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (co-author, treatise published by Data Trace Publishing Company, 2001)

Bound in Shallows and in Miseries (author and presenter), Advanced Topics in Real Property, North Carolina Bar Association, 2010

Possible Criminal Liability for Disclosure of Information Regarding Bank Customers, Legal Memorandum, Vol. 40, No. 1, North Carolina Bankers Association, 2008

Can You Keep a Secret? You Could Go to Jail if You Can't (author and presenter), North Carolina Bankers Association, 2007

Procedures for Determining Existence of Federal Tax Liens Against Personal Property, Legal Memorandum, Vol. 39, No. 2, North Carolina Bankers Association, 2007

Names of Debtors on UCC Financing Statements, Legal Memorandum, Vol. 38, No. 13, North Carolina Bankers Association, 2006

Deregistration Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 - Selected Issues (co-author and presenter), University of North Carolina School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, 2006

Truth-In-Lending Revisions in the Bankruptcy Reform Act (author and presenter), North Carolina Bankers Association, 2005

Arbitration Clauses in Bank Documents (co-author), Legal Memorandum, Vol. 37, No. 2, North Carolina Bankers Association, 2005

The Fair and Accurate Transactions Act of 2003 (author and presenter), University of North Carolina School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, 2005

Marking Up Third Party Fees Under RESPA, Legal Memorandum, Vol. 36, No. 4, North Carolina Bankers Association, 2004

Service Members Civil Relief Act, Legal Memorandum, Vol. 36, No. 4, North Carolina Bankers Association, 2004

Changes in the Rules Concerning Creation and Attachment of Security Interests Under Revised Article 9 (author and presenter), North Carolina Bar Association, 2000

I grew up in a rural area in central North Carolina, and all of my grandparents were farmers. My childhood taught me a lot of about the value of goal setting, a strong work ethic and finding practical solutions to problems, and I’ve incorporated those life lessons into my practice. What I enjoy most about my work as a lawyer is forming personal relationships with my clients and becoming an integral part of their team. Feeling that I have contributed in some way to my clients’ success is what drives me.

If I’m not practicing law, my description of a perfect day would include standing at the top of a ski slope on a brisk sunny day, or sitting in my chair in the sun at an Americana music festival. I enjoy doing most anything outside, even things others might consider work. If I were not a lawyer, I’d probably be doing something that involved the land or things that grow in it.

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