Brandon M. Lofton Honored with Charlotte Catalyst Award



Oct. 21, 2013

Brandon Lofton, an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw, has been honored with a 2013 Charlotte Catalyst award, which spotlights diverse leaders making an indelible mark on their organizations and the Charlotte community.

Charlotte Catalyst honorees are selected because of their professional success and work in diversity and philanthropy. Lofton received the award at a reception at the Mint Museum Uptown on Oct. 10. In addition, he will be profiled in an upcoming issue of UPTOWN and UPTOWN Professional magazines.

Lofton is an active member of the community and currently serves on the board of directors of the Council for Children’s Rights and the Levine Museum of the New South. Lofton is also a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute Class of 2011 and has previously served on a number of committees and working groups in the community, including the Transit Finance Working Group of the Metropolitan Transit Commission, the Access to America Dialogue Series Working Group of the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee (chair) and the City of Charlotte Disparity Study Advisory Committee (chair).

He practices in the area of public finance, representing cities, counties, hospitals, universities and underwriters in the financing of capital projects through the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds.

Lofton earned his law degree from New York University, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and Dean's Scholar and served as colloquium editor for the NYU Review of Law and Social Change. He received his bachelor of arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received the Walter S. Spearman Award for outstanding man in graduating class and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

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