Brandon Lofton Receives Citizen Lawyer Award



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Feb. 23, 2017

Brandon Lofton is a 2017 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Citizen Lawyer Award. The award recognizes and thanks lawyers who exemplify the ideals of a citizen lawyer, including public service, nonprofit work and volunteerism with community organizations.

Lofton’s passion for uplifting the underserved populations of Charlotte is evidenced by his community service. He serves as president of the board of directors for the Council for Children’s Rights, which provides advocacy and legal representation services for at-risk children in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. He also serves as a City Council-appointed member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Advisory Board, which is tasked with engaging with stakeholders in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to prevent and end homelessness.

In addition, Lofton previously served on the Levine Museum of the New South’s board of directors, as well as on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Metropolitan Transit Commission’s Transit Finance Working Group and as chair of the city of Charlotte’s Disparity Study Advisory Committee. During the 2012 Democratic National Convention, he chaired the Access to America Dialogue Series Working Group, leading conversations about access and equity issues with national participants from the convention. Lofton also chaired the National Association of Bond Lawyers’ Diversity Initiative, and he served three years on the Mecklenburg County Bar Foundation’s board of directors.

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.

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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