Washington and Lee University, J.D., cum laude, 1982, Order of the Coif; Note and Comment Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review, 1981-82
Salem College, B.A., 1979
Caroline Sink’s primary practice areas include commercial real estate, commercial lending and public finance. She regularly represents a variety of commercial lenders and borrowers in both commercial real estate and secured and unsecured commercial loans, including construction lending, term financing, tax-exempt bonds and other commercial credit facilities. When necessary, Caroline has assisted lenders in reaching negotiated resolutions of loans in default and in exercising remedies for default.
Caroline also is experienced in various aspects of commercial real property development, including acquisition, land use, leasing and disposition. She regularly represents corporations, including several nonprofit corporations, and developers in negotiation of secured commercial credit facilities and the acquisition, sale and lease of commercial real property. Caroline serves as outside general counsel to several North Carolina nonprofit corporations.
With comprehensive experience in commercial real estate and finance, Caroline brings a multifaceted view of any transaction.
Honors & Awards
- Chambers USA, real estate: finance, 2016-23
- The Best Lawyers in America, real estate, 2008-24
- Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, business, 2013, 2015, 2021; bankruptcy, 2016-18; real estate, 2018, 2021-22
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, real estate, 2011-23; Top 50 Women North Carolina Super Lawyer, 2015-21; Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyer, 2018
- Salem College, Distinguished Alumna Award, 2019
- North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2016-17
- Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
Represented a regional bank in negotiating construction financing for a $48.5 million mixed-use office and retail property in Durham, North Carolina.
Represented a regional bank in negotiating a $42 million secured term loan for multiple industrial properties located in the Carolinas.
Represented a private equity investor in negotiating the commercial real estate elements of a $447.5 million secured credit facility for a series of acquisition and construction financing for multiple drug and alcohol rehabilitation and recovery centers located in several different states in the Northeast and Midwest.
Represented a regional bank in negotiating a $24.3 million construction loan for a luxury apartment complex in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Represented a national bank in negotiating $20 million tax-exempt revenue bonds to provide construction financing for a nonprofit charter school’s facilities.
Represented a nonprofit comprehensive university in negotiations for a wide variety of credit facilities, including a $55.9 million tax-exempt revenue bond, a $15 million bridge loan for capital improvements, a $10 million working line of credit and several interest-rate swaps.
Represented Habitat of Humanity of the Charlotte Region, on a pro bono basis, in negotiating the sale of mortgage loans and associated collateral to a regional bank.
Represented a regional bank in negotiating multiple credit facilities for ground-up construction of a range of industrial and manufacturing facilities in North and South Carolina.
Commercial Real Estate
Represented a nonprofit comprehensive university in the acquisition of a multistory apartment building, the renovation of the building for use as student housing and the disposition of the property for redevelopment.
Represented a nonprofit corporation in negotiating a $1.5 million grant from the city of Charlotte for infrastructure work in a new mixed-income subdivision.
Represented a national real estate development company specializing in charter school facilities in negotiating the acquisition and expansion of several charter school facilities in North Carolina, including negotiation of long-term lease agreements with nonprofit charter schools.
Represents a nonprofit health care provider in negotiating the sale of its existing 6.27-acre facility for redevelopment.
Represents a nonprofit health care provider in negotiating the acquisition and financing to fund the acquisition and renovation of an existing three-story office building on 3.6 acres in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Represented an owner of charter school facilities in negotiating a construction contract, lease extension and right-of-way improvement agreements with local authorities for the expansion of a charter school in Moore County, North Carolina.
Represented a nonprofit charter school in negotiating a license agreement with the North Carolina Railroad Company.
Represents a nonprofit health care provider in negotiations with Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, for the grant of 10 acres of real property and building improvements, subject to use restrictions.
Represented a nonprofit comprehensive university in negotiations for variable rate tax-exempt revenue bonds and related interest rate swaps for the construction of capital facilities.
Served as bond counsel for the issuance of $25 million tax-exempt revenue bonds for the construction of student housing on the campus of a regional university.
Represented national and regional banks as bank counsel and/or underwriter’s counsel in the negotiation of over 150 letter of credit backed or direct purchase taxable and tax-exempt financing for industrial development bonds, exempt facility bonds and 501(c)(3) bonds for educational facilities, recreational or similar facilities for nonprofit corporations in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.
Represented nonprofit public charter schools in negotiations for variable rate tax-exempt revenue bonds for construction of capital facilities.
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- Eight Named “Lawyer of the Year”Aug. 16, 2017
- May 31, 2017
- May 31, 2017
- Jan. 26, 2017
- Jan. 4, 2017
- Eight Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year"Aug. 15, 2016
- June 2, 2016
- Jan. 27, 2016
- Jan. 5, 2016
- Aug. 18, 2015
- Jan. 21, 2015
- Eighteen Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Named to North Carolina’s 2015 Legal Elite, Legal Elite Hall of FameJan. 8, 2015
- Firm Topped North Carolina Rankings in Eight Practice AreasAug. 19, 2014
- Jan. 21, 2014
- Aug. 15, 2013
- Six Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 18, 2013
- Nineteen Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Included Among North Carolina’s 2013 ‘Legal Elite,’ ‘Legal Elite Hall of Fame’Jan. 7, 2013
- Aug. 23, 2012
- Seven Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 23, 2012
- Sept. 1, 2011
- Seven Shareholders Included Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in the Top 10Jan. 21, 2011
- Aug. 9, 2010
- Aug. 10, 2009
- Sept. 19, 2008
- Sept. 7, 2007
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
- North Carolina Bar Association, Business and Real Property Sections
- American Bar Association, Business Section; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
- American Bar Foundation Fellow
- Queens University of Charlotte, Board of Trustees, 2012-present
- Women Executives, Member
- Habitat For Humanity Charlotte, Board of Directors, 2014-20; Chair, 2018-19
- Friends of Janam Peacebuilding Foundation, Inc., 2009-12