Greensboro attorney Barbara R. Christy was sworn in as president-elect of the North Carolina State Bar at its Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 24, 2019.
Christy is a magna cum laude graduate of Appalachian State University and earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina. She is a partner with Schell Bray PLLC.
Christy’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, and she has managed an array of matters, including acting as lead counsel for a $500 million multi-state portfolio, helping a client organize real estate investment funding and acquire apartment properties throughout the U.S., and representing a developer of medical office buildings from ground lease transactions to closing acquisition funding.
Christy’s professional activities also include volunteering with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Lawyer on the Line initiative. She is a North Carolina State Bar board certified specialist in real property law, including business, commercial and industrial transactions. Christy has represented the 18th judicial district on the state bar’s council for nine years, serving as vice chair of the authorized practice committee, grievance committee and legislative committee, in addition to chairing the ethics committee. She is a fellow with the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a member of the Piedmont Triad Commercial Real Estate Women, and a member of the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s Development Committee.
In addition to Christy’s professional activities, she serves on the Board of Directors of Southern Alamance Family Empowerment, which is committed to providing food assistance to families in Alamance County, and has served on the Board of Directors of the UNC Law Foundation.