At 35, Charlotte land-use attorney Collin Brown is moving up, literally and figuratively. As the Charlotte area comes to grips with development and density issues, you can often find Brown advocating for developers at public meetings, which are just as often packed with protesters.
On one side of the table was Charlotte attorney Ken Davies, who had a small, private practice and handled mostly domestic and personal injury cases and the occasional real estate litigation. On the other side of the table was a team of about eight attorneys who represented the city’s elite: well-connected movers and shakers who [...]
Already skeptical of SouthPark Mall, a big, new complex built in the middle of pastureland, residents weren’t happy when they learned that Charlotte developer Johnny Harris planned to build offices and retail shops around it. It was the early 1970s, and Harris, then a partner at The Bissell Cos., said his family had sold the [...]