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C. Graham Carothers, Jr.

Partner, Real Estate Practice Co-Administrator, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair
Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602
Direct813.227.2349
Fax813.229.1660
ccarothers@slk-law.com
240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Direct941.364.2702
Fax941.366.3999

Assistant

Melina Leite
Direct813.227.2242
mleite@slk-law.com

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 has served as Chair of the Tampa office’s Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group since 2011, and is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Honors

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2012-2014, 2016
  • Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine, 2016

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Salvador Dali Museum, Business Partnership Council (2015)
  • 1Voice Foundation, Board of Directors (2010-2011), a non-profit organization that provides support to the parents and families of children with cancer
  • Seminole Torchbearers, Board of Directors (2011-present), Florida State University alumni whose mission is to foster and support the University's student leadership programs and initiatives, and to recognize the accomplishments of extraordinary student leaders
  • Tampa Connection (2001-2002)
  • March of Dimes, Chair, Signature Chef's Auction, 2012; Host Committee Board, 2013
  • CEO Direct, 2009-2010
  • Leadership Tampa, 2011
  • City of Tampa Variance Review Board, mayoral appointee, 2000-2002
  • Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Planned Development Ordinance Review Committee, 2006
  • Ybor City Museum Society, Board of Directors, 2003-2006 (Vice President, 2003–2004; President 2005–2006)

News Releases

08.16.2016Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2017
07.28.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick Accepting Diversity Scholarship Applications
06.22.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite 2016
06.09.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and 2016 Florida Rising Stars
08.19.2015Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2016
06.12.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and 2015 Florida Rising Stars
08.21.201483 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
06.16.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers and 2014 Florida Rising Stars
08.15.201383 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
06.20.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Recipient of Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum
06.13.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and 2013 Florida Rising Stars
08.28.201281 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
09.07.201170 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America® 2012
02.04.2011C. Graham Carothers, Jr. Joins Board of Directors for Seminole Torchbearers
12.29.2010C. Graham Carothers, Jr. Joins Board of Directors of 1Voice Foundation
08.18.2010C. Graham Carothers, Jr. Selected for 2011 Leadership Tampa Class
08.12.201070 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011

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Education

  • J.D., with honors, Florida State University, 1994
  • B.S., with honors, Florida State University, 1990

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1994
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2011

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