Garth K. Dunklin

USA: North Carolina

Bass Dunklin McCullough & Smith
6302 Fairview Road
Suite 580
Charlotte, NC 28210

Tel: 704-274-1684
Fax: 704-274-1684

Email: garth.dunklin@bassdunklin.com
Web: www.bassdunklin.com

Garth believes in being actively involved in the industry he works with and participates in and gives back to the commercial real estate industry in a number of capacities; Garth firmly believes that being actively involved makes him a more practical and better lawyer. Garth is active with the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance – North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, having served on its Board of Governors (1997-2006) and chairing the Committee which authors the Commercial Series of REALTOR® forms (1996- present). He has also served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Chapter (1997-2003) and the Steering Committee for the CCIM Midyear National Meeting in Charlotte- “Banking on CCIM”.

Garth is an adjunct professor in the UNC-Charlotte Belk College of Business, teaching in the Masters of Science in Real Estate Program. Garth teaches continuing education classes for various commercial real estate and Bar organizations and presents frequently to real estate related groups (e.g.- North Carolina CCIM Chapter, REALTORS® Commercial Alliance – North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, North Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and various local REALTOR® commercial organizations). He annually co-authors the commercial versions of the Real Estate Commission’s mandatory classes for brokers. In addition, Garth authored and periodically updates the Commercial Real Estate chapter of the Real Estate Commission’s North Carolina Real Estate Manual, works regularly with the Real Estate Commission on policy and regulatory matters and he handles legal matters before the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.

Garth’s practice focuses on land use, development consulting, acquisition financing, representation of commercial real estate developers, investors and users, administrative/regulatory compliance, risk management and licensing matters for real estate brokerage and development companies. Garth is licensed to practice law in North Carolina (1988), South Carolina (2006) and Georgia (2007).

  • Represented multiple clients in structuring joint ventures, successfully rezoning and developing several retail and mixed use developments ranging from 10 acres to over 200 acres in various locations throughout North Carolina.
  • Represented client in negotiation of agreements with major oil company, due diligence, title and survey matters, financing and closing of 50 site convenience store transaction.
  • Represented client in negotiation of agreements with major oil company, due diligence, title and survey matters, financing and closing of 22 site convenience store transaction.
  • Represented client in syndicated loan transaction regarding a 42 site multi-state refinance transaction.
  • Represented client in 55 site multi-state equipment sale and triple net lease transaction.
  • Regularly represents clients in acquisition (including agreement negotiation, financing and closing of transaction) and disposition of income producing properties (both single site and multiple site/multi-state transactions), including retail, industrial, office and medical office facilities.
  • Regularly represents clients in acquisition (including agreement negotiation, financing and closing of transaction) and disposition of owner occupied and user facilities (both single site and multiple site/multi-state transactions), including retail, industrial, office and medical office facilities.
  • Regularly represents both landlord and tenant clients in lease negotiations ranging from anchor leases to small office and shop space, for retail, industrial, office and medical office facilities.
  • Regularly advises real estate brokerage and development companies on licensing, risk management and policy considerations.
  • Regularly represents real estate licensees in protecting their licenses in Real Estate Commission disciplinary matters.
  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Belk College of Business, Masters of Science in Real Estate Program;
  • Co-author annually of commercial version of North Carolina Real Estate Commission Mandatory Update Class (2003 – present);
  • Authored the Commercial Real Estate chapter of the Real Estate Commission’s North Carolina Real Estate Manual;
  • Teaches continuing education classes for various commercial real estate and Bar organizations and presents frequently to real estate related groups (e.g., North Carolina CCIM Chapter, REALTORS® Commercial Alliance; North Carolina Association of REALTORS®; North Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute; and various local REALTOR® commercial organizations).
  • Billie J. Mercer Award for Excellence in Real Estate Education (given by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission) (2011)
  • North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association Educator of the Year (2011)
  • Named to The Legal News – Top 3% of Attorneys in the Nation (2009)
  • Chairman’s Award- REALTORS® Commercial Alliance – North Carolina Association of REALTORS® (2003)
  • President’s Award – Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS® (2003)
  • Business Properties Magazine – named Charlotte’s Top Commercial Real Estate Attorney (1998)
  • Affiliate of the Year Award – Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS® (1994)
Real estate leasing, development, contract preparation and negotiation, due-diligence, survey, environmental, easement and title issues, property acquisition, land-use and zoning and every aspect of any commercial real estate transaction can be complex. Bass Dunklin takes pride in having practical market experience and understanding that “that is how it is done” may not be the best solution.

Bass Dunklin attorneys work to tailor appropriate and measured representation to each client matter, understanding that the outcome and objective are the client’s primary concern. Sometimes a complex situation can be resolved with a simple solution. Commercial real estate clients, be they landlord, tenant, buyer, seller, investor, user or broker can rely on Bass Dunklin attorneys to assist in all phases and types of work related to commercial real estate. With real estate attorneys licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, we are able to provide service to clients relative to property located in any of those states.

Bass, Dunklin, McCullough & Smith is a legal team with decades of combined experience providing a wide array of legal services. We have created this firm with attorneys that have already worked together in the Charlotte area for many years to help our business and estate planning clients deal with their various legal opportunities and issues. We work hard to constantly provide innovative practical solutions, cost-effective services and valuable connections to our clients and community.

Our core practice areas include Commercial Real Estate, Business/Corporate Transactions, Employment Law, Estate Planning and Civil Litigation. However, you will find tha each member of our team has a broad legal and business background beyond their core practice areas. We use that legal and business experience to try to see the big picture for our clients. With that insight, we always remember that we work for our clients and strive to provide the best solutions for them.

Selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in Real Estate Law (2010 – 2017)
and selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers in the practice area of Real Estate Transactions (2006 – 2017)
Recent Honors & Recognition