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Carl concentrates his law practice on general civil and commercial litigation, with a special focus in construction and real-estate development. His construction and development clients include owners, developers, contractors, designers, and owners’ associations in matters including contract preparation and review, negotiations, and licensing board disputes, in addition to litigating in court and arbitration.


Carl's practice also focuses on business contracts and disputes, including drafting and litigating non-disclosure agreements, joint development agreements, non-compete agreements, and trade secret issues, with strong experience in drafting and negotiating domestic and international manufacturing, service, and supply agreements.

In addition, to his regular practice, Carl takes pride in making himself available to assist clients quickly and effectively to solve problems when and where the situations arise. This encompasses counsel after normal business hours that require confidential, legal guidance and/or the coordination of outside counsel, investigators, and experts on a  wide variety of matters such as on-site catastrophes, environmental spills and violations, business/employment disputes, media coverage and investigations, and personal matters.


Prior to joining Rosenwood Rose, Carl performed the same type of legal work for two other firms in Charlotte. During law school, Carl worked at the Property Control Division of the North Carolina Justice Department and tried cases at the Alamance County District Attorney’s Office under a supervised license available to law students.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Law, JD (2014)

  • University of Alabama, BA (2010), University Honors Program


  • Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section
    • Chair (2022-2023)

    • Vice Chair (2021-2022)

    • Treasurer (2020-2021)

    • Secretary (2019-2020)

    • Past Council Member

    • Committee Co-Chair

      • CLE Committee (2016-2018)

      • Membership and Diversity Committee (2015-2016)

      • Ethics and Legislative Affairs Committee (2016-2021)

  • North Carolina Certified Mediator (2021-Present)

  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association

  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association

  • Past Member, Buncombe County Bar Association

  • Member and Leadership, Bobbitt Inn of Court (2016-Present)

  • Member, Carolinas AGC (Associated General Contractors of America)


  • Best Lawyers in America (2019 – 2022)
  • Super Lawyers (2021 – 2023)

  • Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, Construction Litigation (2019 - 2023)

  • Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, Young Guns (Hall of Fame)

  • Eagle Scout, Troop 116


  • Presenter/Speaker, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Annual Meeting, "Risk Management through Contract Drafting" (September 2018)

  • Planner, 2017 North Carolina/South Carolina Bar Associations Joint Construction Law Program, “From Handshake to Payment: Navigating the Legal Landscape of the Modern Construction Project from Drafting Agreements to Litigating Disputes” (September 22-23, 2017)

  • Planner, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, Winter Program, “Managing Risk: Insurance Considerations for the Construction Industry?”(February 23, 2017)

  • Presenter, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, Winter Program, “Uniform Commercial Code vs. Common Law: Which Governs?” (February 24, 2016)

  • Author, “Spearin and Pre-Construction Contractors: A Warning from the Bay State,” Change Order, Vol. 30, No. 1, September 2015, Newsletter of the North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section

  • Presenter, 2013 Design Professionals Forum, “North Carolina’s New P3 Legislation, and the Risks Posed to Design Professionals in Failing to Change Our Little Miller Act”

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