Kemp's practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial real estate law, lending law and real estate brokerage law. He regularly prepares and advises clients about purchase contracts and leases; negotiates easements and right-of-way agreements; examines and certifies title to real property; resolves title problems; handles purchase, loan and tax-deferred exchange closings; and represents lenders on banking law matters and closings. As a former member of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and coming from a family full of real estate agents, Kemp frequently assists clients with real estate brokerage law matters.
His practice often involves the development of industrial, sports, entertainment, office, retail and residential properties. Kemp has substantial experience handling the development of municipal offices, service facilities and infrastructure; working with public/private partnerships (including the development of a state of the art performing arts center and mixed-use development and the renovation of a 10,000-seat minor-league baseball park); and representing a state-created authority in the development of a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena serving professional and college teams.
Kemp received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his J.D. from Wake Forest University. Kemp began practicing with the firm in 1986.
Awards & Recognitions
- Listed among Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite: Real Estate (2017)
Professional & Community Activities
- North Carolina Real Estate Commission (Member, 1994-1998)
- American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
- North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section
- Wake County Bar Association
- North Carolina State Bar
- Wake County Real Property Lawyers Association
- Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors