Charlotte Chamber Recognizes Brandon Lofton as a Business Leader



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May 12, 2017

Brandon Lofton received the 2017 Young Professional Business Leader - Small to Midsized Company Award from the Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals. The award honors an individual that has excelled professionally in the private sector, has established themselves as a valuable asset to their organization and industry, and is a civic leader in the community.

Lofton is a public finance attorney at Robinson Bradshaw, regularly serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and bank counsel for tax-exempt and taxable financings. He represents municipalities, counties, hospitals, universities, nonprofits and underwriters in the financing and refinancing of capital improvements, along with a variety of other public finance transactions. Lofton is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, leading Robinson Bradshaw’s initiatives to maintain an environment that embraces individual differences and promotes the personal inclusion of all lawyers. He is also involved with the firm’s recruiting efforts, including serving as a summer associate mentor and work chair.

In addition to his busy law practice, Lofton serves and leads in a variety of ways throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg and North Carolina as a whole. He is president of the board of directors for the Council for Children’s Rights, as well as a City Council-appointed member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Advisory Board. Lofton previously served on the Levine Museum of the New South’s board of directors, on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Metropolitan Transit Commission’s Transit Finance Working Group, as chair of the city of Charlotte’s Disparity Study Advisory Committee and on the Mecklenburg County Bar Foundation’s board of directors.

A graduate of the New York University School of Law, Lofton was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and a Dean’s Scholar. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with highest honors, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Walter S. Spearman Award as the outstanding man in his graduating class.

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