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Stephen E. Klee

Stephen E. Klee

Partner, Banking & Financial Services Co-Leader

T (336) 378-5279
F (336) 378-5400

Steve Klee has a transactional practice representing business clients in commercial real estate acquisitions, development, leasing and dispositions, corporate and real estate finance transactions, joint ventures and entity formation, business mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, and other general business matters.  His leasing experience includes representation of landlords, tenants and lenders in office, retail and industrial leasing transactions, including experience in ground lease transactions and medical office developments.  He also represents financial institutions in corporate, asset-based and real estate financing transactions, workout matters, and secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code involving a broad range of collateral.

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Corporate Law (2012-2018), Real Estate Law (2010-2018)
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Real Estate (2018)
  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA, as one of North Carolina Leaders, Real Estate, 2010-2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *
  • Triad Business Journal's 40 Leaders Under Forty (2005), awarded to the Triad's outstanding young business and community leaders

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.



  • Regularly represents buyers, sellers and developers of real estate in purchase and sale transactions, leasing matters and financings
  • Regularly represents lending institutions and borrowers in asset-based, real estate and other financing transactions
  • Has represented companies in merger and acquisition transactions totaling approximately $350 million
  • Past Member of the Board of the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Past Member of the Board of the Piedmont Triad Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • 2003 Graduate of Leadership Greensboro program of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of the United Arts Council of Greensboro
  • Past Steering Committee Member of the Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Emory University, B.A., 1990
  • North Carolina, 1993
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Greensboro Bar Association
Academic Honors
  • Wake Forest Law Review
  • Moot Court Board, Wake Forest University

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