Five Carruthers & Roth Directors Selected for Inclusion in Business North Carolina’s 2018 “Legal Elite”

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Carruthers & Roth, P.A. is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s directors have been selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina magazine’s 2018 “Legal Elite.” Of the five directors listed, two have been selected for inclusion in the annual publication for 10 or more consecutive years.

To compile this year’s 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% of the state’s attorneys – were picked by their peers in 16 categories.

The attorneys selected and their respective categories are as follows:

2018 “Legal Elite”

Nicholas J. Bakatsias: Young Guns

June L. Basden: Bankruptcy & Business

J. Patrick Haywood*: Construction

Kenneth R. Keller: Employment

Keith A. Wood*: Tax/Estate Planning

(*) Lawyers who have been listed for 10 or more consecutive years in Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite.”

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. is a multifaceted law firm in Greensboro, NC serving clients of all sizes – from large multinational corporations and closely-held businesses to individuals and entrepreneurs. We pride ourselves in delivering big-firm capabilities with the personalized service and responsiveness typical of a small-town practice. Most importantly, our attorneys are consistently recognized for professional excellence by industry publications such as Chambers USA, North Carolina Super Lawyers and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite. Nearly half have scored a perfect “five out of five” rating in Martindale Hubbell peer reviews. To learn more about Carruthers & Roth, P.A. call 336.379.8651 or visit

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