C. Graham Carothers, Jr. has extensive experience in representing individuals and business entities in a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of shopping centers, office buildings, retail centers, multi-family housing projects, hotels, and sports and entertainment complexes, as well as condominium developments and conversions, and large-scale land assemblages. He also regularly represents land owners and homeowners associations in zoning, wetzoning, variance, comprehensive land use plan, and other land use matters before local and state agencies. Graham has broad experience representing landlords and tenants in commercial leasing matters, property owners in complex title insurance matters, and institutional lenders in real estate-based loan transactions.
Graham founded and is responsible for Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick's Leadership Shumaker program, which pairs attorneys and staff members with not-for-profit charitable and arts organizations in the Tampa Bay area, and involves the firm in various civic and fund-raising events which benefit such organizations. Leadership Shumaker has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities, and facilitated the placement of a number of the firm's attorneys and staff members in leadership positions throughout the Tampa Bay community.
Graham served as the Hiring Partner for the Tampa office and firm-wide Co-Chair of our Professional Development Committee from 2004 through 2012. He also Co-Chaired the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee from 2013 through 2016. He has served as Chair of the Tampa office’s Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group since 2011.