Patrick R. Johnson

Special Counsel
Phone (336) 478-1108
Fax (336) 478-1107


A member of the business and commercial real estate departments, Patrick Johnson brings sophisticated private practice and in-house experience to work closely with our clients on business and corporate transactions, business formation and reorganizations, and commercial real estate development, leasing and finance.

Prior to joining Carruthers & Roth, Patrick served as in-house corporate counsel for a Fortune 200 company where he partnered with senior executives to provide legal guidance and support for commercial mortgage investments, real estate transactions, and corporate facilities and leasing matters.  He also has extensive prior experience as outside counsel to closely-held businesses, developers, private equity funds and lenders through which he represented clients on all sides of transactions.

Patrick has more than a decade of practice experience and has worked with clients across a variety of industries and project types including multi-family residential, industrial, retail, medical, agribusiness, hospitality, automotive, insurance, renewable energy, telecommunications, and commercial.  He has been a trusted advocate and advisor to his clients with corporate formation and capital structuring considerations, business acquisitions and dispositions, commercial real estate development and finance transactions, commercial lending, construction lending, commercial leases, blue sky laws, corporate matters, tax matters, construction matters, real estate related disputes, regulatory compliance, and risk management.

Patrick has been recognized in publications such as “Best Lawyers in America” and Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” for real estate. Over the course of his career, he has performed pro bono work for a variety of non-profit community organizations, educational centers, and religious institutions.

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington, B.S., Cum Laude, 2008
  • Elon University School of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2011

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Land Title Association, Past Attorney Member
  • Redevelopment Commission of Greensboro, Commissioner and Past Chair