Barbara Christy Authors Article Regarding Proposed Ethics Opinion

Barbara R. Christy, a member of the Schell Bray Real Estate Practice Group, recently authored an article entitled “Gone to Carolina in My Mind”, discussing the varying approaches taken by states that have addressed ethical issues faced by attorneys contemplating participation in Avvo Legal Services or similar online platforms. The North Carolina State Bar has published for comment an ethics opinion that, if approved, may make North Carolina the first state to conditionally approve participation.  The article is published in the September 2017 edition of ACREL Notes.

Barbara Christy’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions. Ms. Christy assists clients in all aspects of the acquisition and disposition of commercial real property, including preparation of contracts, due diligence, review and negotiation of loan documents, examination of title, 1031 exchange issues and closing. She received her B.S. degree from Appalachian State University and her J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.  She was a member of the Ethics Committee of the North Carolina State Bar for six years.

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