Carruthers & Roth Attorneys Named to Business North Carolina’s 2016 “Legal Elite”

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Carruthers & Roth, P.A. is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s attorneys have been named to Business North Carolina magazine’s 2016 “Legal Elite,” an annual listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories.

To compile the fifteenth edition of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite,” the magazine distributed nomination ballots to more than 23,000 active members of the North Carolina State Bar. The honorees – which make up less than 3 percent of the state’s lawyers – were picked by their peers in 14 practice areas.

The attorneys selected and their respective practice areas are as follows:

2016 “Legal Elite”

June L. Basden: Bankruptcy

Howard L. Borum: Real Estate

J. Scott Dillon: Business

J. Patrick Haywood: Construction and Litigation

Kenneth R. Keller: Employment

Keith A. Wood: Business and Tax/Estate Planning

In addition to this year’s honorees, Carruthers & Roth attorney Kenneth M. Greene is a lifetime honoree of “Legal Elite.”  In 2012, he received the most votes of any attorney in the Bankruptcy Law category and became a member of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” Hall of Fame.

About Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite: Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are chosen not by BNC editors but by the state’s lawyers. Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite has become the model for other awards and lists, but it remains unique as the only award that gives every active lawyer in the state the opportunity to participate. Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite includes the top lawyers chosen using this statewide ballot.

About Carruthers & Roth, P.A.: Carruthers & Roth, P.A. provides a full range of legal counsel with an office centrally located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Established in 1937, the firm is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal representation, counsel and planning services to entrepreneurs and local, regional and national businesses. Its attorneys are consistently rated as top lawyers in their practice areas by publications such as Best Lawyers in America®, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, Chambers USA and North Carolina Super Lawyers. To learn more about Carruthers & Roth, P.A., call 336.379.8651 or visit

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