Greensboro attorney Barbara R. Christy was sworn in as vice president of the North Carolina State Bar at its Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 25, 2018.
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.
In Ms. Christy’s 35 years of commercial real estate practice, she has assisted clients in all aspects of the acquisition and disposition of commercial real property. 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.
A volunteer with Legal Aid of North Carolina since 2013, Christy is a Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Property Law - Business Commercial and Industrial Transactions by the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization. She 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 also serves on 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.