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Brent D. Barringer


Introduction to Barringer Sasser Attorneys

Brent earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Highest Honors in 1981 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School, and his Juris Doctor degree in 1984 from the UNC School of Law. He served as a law clerk to Senior United States District Court Judge Eugene A. Gordon (Middle District of North Carolina) in 1984 & 1985 before founding the original Barringer Law Firm in Cary in 1986. Over his 31 years of private practice representing small business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors, Brent has extensive experience in many varied business, corporate and commercial transactional projects ranging in size from $100,000 to over $100 Million. Since the early 1990s, most of these transactions focus in commercial real estate and the assemblage of property for residential development.

Brent has unusual knowledge and experience in business and real estate finance, and corporate governance, due to his service since 1997 as a founding Director of Crescent Financial Corporation and Crescent State Bank in Cary until its merger with VantageSouth Bank in 2011. Brent then continued to serve on the VantageSouth Board until May, 2013. Most recently, in June, 2014, Brent joined the Board of Paragon Bank based in Raleigh.

He also has extensive public sector experience exemplified by his nine years of service on the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors from 2003-2012, his Chairmanship of the Cary Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 1995-1996, and his service as Cary’s representative on the Wake County Economic Development Commission and as a Board member of the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. Finally, almost continuously since 1995, Mr. Barringer has served on the Centennial Authority of the PNC Arena, and has served as Vice Chair of that Authority since 2012.

Brent Barringer

  • Commercial Transactional Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • B.S., 1981, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • J.D., 1984   University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • Wake Forest Law Review.
  • Member, University of North Carolina Board of Governors (2003-June, 2012)
  • Appointed by NC House of Representatives 2003 & 2007
  • Appointed Vice-Chair of Educational Planning Committee, 2011 through 2012
  • Appointed Co-Chair of 2010 Presidential Search Selection/Screening Committee
  • Elected Chair of Public Affairs Committee, 2007-2008
  • Appointed Chair of 2006 University Award Committee
  • Served on Personnel & Tenure Committee 2003 thru 2006
  • Budget & Finance Committee 2006 thru 2008, and Education Planning and Audit Committees 2008 thru 2011
  • Appointed by Chair to Special Teaching Task Force in 2003 thru 2004
  • Special Nursing Task Force in 2004 thru 2007
  • Special Tuition Task Force in 2004 thru 2006, and to Campus Security Task Force in 2007
  • Member, Centennial Authority of the RBC Center (1995-2013)
  • Appointed by Speaker of N.C. House of Representatives (1995-2001),
    and then by Wake County Commissioners (2002-2013)
  • Served as Chair of Long-Range Planning Committee & on all major committees
  • Elected Vice-Chair in December, 2011 for two year term
    Member, Bank and Holding Company Board of Directors, Crescent Financial Bancshares/Vantage South Bank, community bank started in Cary in December, 1998 now with over 25 branch offices across Piedmont and Eastern North Carolina (NASDAQ symbol: CRFN).
    Cary Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Board of Directors (1995-1996)
  • Licensed Foster Parent, Methodist Home for Children, 1994-2004
  • Member, N. C. Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors (Appointed by N.C. House of Representatives and served from December, 2001 thru May, 2003—required by law to resign to join UNC Board of Governors)
  • Wake County Economic Development Commission, Cary’s Representative from 1995-2000
  • Cary Rotary Club, Member since 1991. Chair, Charter Board of Directors, Crimestoppers of Cary (1992-1994)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Business Law, UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler School of Business Administration, Spring 1987