Stephen R. McCrae , Jr. - K&L Gates

Stephen R. McCrae , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Stephen McCrae focuses his practice on commercial real estate development, land use and zoning, and governmental relations. He also serves as the client representative for a number of foreign-based/owned companies with South Carolina operations.

In addition, Mr. McCrae served as a member of the 2003 Advisory Council appointed by the Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue on the simplification of Fee in Lieu of Taxation statutes.Mr. McCrae is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), a distinction he earned through the Green Building Certification Institute. As a LEED-AP, he has demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as the LEED Rating System.

Princeton UniversityBA University of South Carolina School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Steve listens to clients and expertly evaluates alternative strategies. He performs tasks dependably, and he is a pleasure to work with."

-Brian Goray
GreenHawk Corporation

"Steve has a great understanding of the law, and his considerable experience has proven invaluable. We have worked closely with Steve for over 10 years from everything from tenant leases to a complex annexation, rezoning, and development agreements covering thousands of acres. Steve and K&L Gates keep even the most complex issues on track and have broad experience to know and advise clients on the critical, key issues."

-James Traynor
Clear Springs Development Company

"Mr. McCrae has helped our company on Real Estate and other matters for decades. Over the course of that relationship he has proven himself to be exceptionally knowledgeable, honest, and dependable. I have personally found him to be extremely timely in our communications and always careful to ensure that he is clear and thorough. His reputation for professionalism has earned him a very high standing in the local legal and business communities. I would recommend Steve McCrae without hesitation to anyone needing legal help or advice on a real estate matter."

-Dehler Hart
Springland Inc.

"Steve McCrae assisted us with complex real estate transactions that were critical for the success of our project. His responsiveness and professionalism during these transactions will insure we remain a long-term client."

Office Location

Hearst Tower, 47th Floor
214 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Charlotte Metro Area
Stephen R. McCrae, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law