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Legal Elite – Real Estate 2013


ROBERT CHARLES LAWSON, Williams Mullen, Raleigh

""During my four years at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., I was surrounded by first-class professors, a great academic curriculum and a highly intelligent student body. Entering as a first-year student, I knew that I wanted to attend law school after college. I decided to double major in economics and history, which allowed me to enhance my analytical ability, improve my writing skills and become more persuasive. During my four years at Mr. Jefferson’s university, I further learned about honor and integrity, developed a strong work ethic and interacted with a diverse group of people. Each of these skills helped prepare me to become a good attorney.

Vita: Born Oct. 4, 1976, in Greensboro; bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia, law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University.
What he’d be if not a lawyer: I would be a real-estate developer or commercial real-estate broker.
Why he chose to specialize in this field: I followed in the footsteps of my mentor, Robin Pipkin, at my first law firm, who practiced in commercial real-estate law.
Passions: University of Virginia football and basketball.
Favorite place: Raleigh and Munich, Germany.
Recent reading: Webster’s Real Estate Law in North Carolina (of course).
Don’t ask him to:
Eat broccoli or mushrooms.

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