Barry has been practicing real property law with Manning, Fulton & Skinner since graduating from UNC School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1982. Due to his many years of experience, a loyal client base, and mentoring from the likes of Charlie Fulton (arguably the preeminent real property practitioner in North Carolina prior to his retirement), Barry has one of the most well-established and diverse real property practices in the entire state.
With a practice based primarily in the Triangle, Barry handles real estate transactions that range from the routine to the complex, many of which have altered the physical landscape of Raleigh and surrounding areas. Specifically, Barry assists commercial real estate purchasers, sellers, developers and investors with all aspects of the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and/or sale of a variety of commercial properties. The type of projects on which Barry works includes raw land assemblages, small and large office buildings, individual warehouses and warehouse projects, multi-family (apartment) projects and retail shopping centers. For the last several years, Barry has been primarily focused on assisting the buyers and sellers of apartment projects over a four-state region, representing the owners and sellers of large tracts of land, and handling various legal needs and requests from title insurance companies and their insureds.
Barry enjoys both a professional and personal relationship with many of the clients he represents, a list that includes both large national or regional developers as well as several local developers. Furthermore, Barry is ably assisted in his practice by some of the best real estate paralegals anywhere including Teri Bowling, the recipient in 2008 of the inaugural Distinguished Paralegal Award given by the Paralegal Division of the North Carolina Bar Association and a former, long-time instructor at the Meredith College of Paralegal Studies, and Nancy Simpson, the lady who first taught Barry how to examine and summarize titles.
Barry is currently the managing partner of Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A.