Skott Smith brings considerable experience to his clients in the areas of retail, office and mixed-use development, leasing and financing.


In this capacity, Skott assists developers, owners, tenants, lenders, and investors in a variety of transactions:

  • He recently handled the development of a downtown office tower adjacent to and part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC
  • He has handled the acquisition, financing, development and disposition of numerous large office, retail and residential developments
  • He recently handled the acquisition of several medical office complexes
  • He has extensive experience handling complex retail and office lease transactions throughout the United States
  • He has recently been involved in the acquisition and development of a regional mall



  • Chambers USA-North Carolina, Real Estate, 2008-2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2009-2024
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2006, 2008, and 2011-2013
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine Rising Stars, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell, North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer

Active in the Charlotte community, Skott is affiliated with:

  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Past Board Member, The Children's Theatre




  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Real Property Section
  • Urban Land Institute
  • International Council of Shopping Centers



J.D., Wake Forest University, 1994, with honors; Wake Forest Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor

B.S., Wake Forest University, 1991, with honors


  • North Carolina, 1994
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