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Smith Moore Leatherwood's Colin Tarrant Elected to Economic Development Board

August 3, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP attorney Colin Tarrant has been elected to the board of directors of Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI), an organization committed to promoting the economic growth and development of downtown Wilmington, N.C. Tarrant will serve on the WDI board as a representative of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.

"This year my involvement will focus on increasing the number of businesses and jobs in Wilmington's urban core," said Tarrant. "I am proud of all that downtown Wilmington has to offer, and I look forward to working with WDI to ensure downtown Wilmington continues to grow as an active employment environment, serving as a highly productive and desirable place to invest and work." 

Tarrant received his B.A. from North Carolina State University and J.D. from the New England School of Law. He is a member of the firm's litigation practice group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, including real estate and land use/zoning actions, title insurance claims, contract and insurance disputes, banking and foreclosure actions, landlord-tenant matters and product liability cases.

This year Tarrant completed the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Wilmington program which culminated with Work on Wilmington, a service day in which volunteers participate in a variety of service projects at nonprofits and charitable organizations throughout the community. Tarrant was one of six chairpersons who helped to plan and organize Work on Wilmington.  Additionally, Tarrant is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) and the New Hanover Bar Association.  He is further involved with the NCBA's  Litigation Section and its Young Lawyers Division Law-Related Education Committee.

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