Special Counsel
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North Carolina State University
B.S., With Honors
Wake Forest University
J.D., Cum Laude

Howard L. Borum Printer-Friendly

Howard Borum serves as special counsel to Carruthers & Roth and is a former director and shareholder. He practices in the area of commercial real estate with a focus on commercial real estate development and commercial real estate finance. His clients include individual and corporate owners and developers of office, retail, industrial, and residential projects. He also serves as counsel to banks and other lenders in commercial real estate finance transactions.

As a Board Certified Specialist since 1987 in Commercial Real Property Law, Howard has significant experience in handling all aspects of commercial real estate; from the acquisition of land, financing, and construction, to the operation, management, and leasing of commercial real estate projects. He has worked on an extensive range of development projects including senior living communities, from full service licensed rental communities (independent and assisted living), to continuing care retirement communities, apartment communities, including age-restricted apartment communities, shopping centers, medical office buildings, and office parks in North Carolina, throughout the Southeast and on the West Coast.

Howard also has extensive experience representing banks in real estate finance transactions including acquisition loans, construction and real estate development lending, and loan workouts and foreclosures. Howard handles all aspects of structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing loans and other real estate secured transactions. He has represented banks and lenders in transactions involving residential, office, and retail developments, apartment communities, industrial projects, golf courses and hotels.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1980

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Board Certified Specialist in Commercial Real Property Law, 1987
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Former Council Member and Chair
  • Wake Forest School of Law Firm Rep Program, Chair

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers In America, 2008-2020
  • Best Lawyers in America: Greensboro Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2016
  • Business North Carolina: Legal Elite, 2003, 2007-2009, 2016
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
  • North Carolina State Bar: Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law: Business, Commercial, and Industrial Transactions, 25 Years of Certification, 2012

Community Service

  • Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, Board of Directors
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