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Scott  C.  Gayle
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  • Direct: 336.271.5232
  • Fax: 336.274.6590
  • Sheila Duckett
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Scott  C.  Gayle


Practice Areas
Banking & Commercial Transactions
Business Services & Governmental Affairs
Estate Planning & Wealth Management
Real Estate & Construction Law

Scott Gayle, a director of the firm, has a broad business practice with a focus on commercial real estate transactions, including:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Hotels and convenience stores
  • Restaurants and craft breweries
  • Commercial buildings and warehouses
  • Medical and dental offices
  • Manufacturing and warehouse facilities
  • Leases (including offices, shopping centers, apartments)
  • SBA 504 and 7(a) loans
  • Conventional and construction loans
  • Refinancing and owner-financing
  • Title searches and title insurance policies
  • Opinions on loan enforceability/authority
  • Approved attorney for (among others):
    • Chicago Title Insurance Company
    • Fidelity National Title Insurance
    • Investors Title Insurance Company 

Scott provides long-term business advice and services to corporate clients of all sizes, including:

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements for buyers or sellers
  • Loan Agreements/Promissory Notes
  • Deeds of Trust and Security Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Guaranty Agreements
  • Formation of LLC's and S-corporations, including:
    • Operating Agreements
    • Shareholders' Agreements
    • Buy-sell Agreements
    • Confidentiality Agreements
    • Employment Agreements
    • Non-Competition Agreements
    • Non-Disclosure Agreements
    • Trade Secrets Agreements
    • Licensing Agreements
    • Letters of Intent/Memoranda of Understanding

In addition, Scott works closely with the firm’s estate planning attorneys to help owners of companies coordinate their personal estate plans with a realistic business succession plan. If business litigation is likely or unavoidable, Scott’s previous experience as a litigator enables him to coordinate with the firm’s litigation attorneys to craft creative out-of-court settlements that can avoid expensive litigation and unpredictable business risks.

  • J.D., Duke University, 1977
  • B.A., University of North Carolina, with highest honors, 1974
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina Courts
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Supreme Court
  • Federal Courts of North Carolina
  • Morehead Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina (1974)
  • Governor Terry Sanford Achievement Award for helping continue the NC Governor's School (NCGS Alumni Association 2012)
  • Jim Hart Governor's School Champion Award for extraordinary contributions to the Governor's School of North Carolina (NCGS Foundation, 2016)
Professional Organizations
  • Greensboro Bar Association (President, Real Estate Section 2016)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • NC Governor's School Foundation (Past President; Board of Directors 2010-2016)
  • Morehead - Cain Foundation; Regional Selection Committee (2011-2014)
  • Elon University School of Law: Volunteer Preceptor (2012-2015)
  • Chi Psi Fraternity - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alpha Sigma Chapter
  • Governor's School of North Carolina (Math 1968)
Contact Us
  • 100 North Greene St. Suite 600
  • Greensboro, NC 27401
  • P.O. Box 2888
  • Greensboro, NC 27402
  • Phone: 336.378.1431
  • Fax: 336.274.6590
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