CELEBRATING OUR QUASQUICENTENNIAL
For 125 years, Rountree Losee LLP has provided quality, client focused legal services in our region. Over these years, we have learned unequivocally that experience matters. We have a proud history of putting our experience to work for our clients providing consistently sound counsel and client first service. Continuing that tradition, we are pleased to announce our new partner, Corey T. Zurbuch, and two new associates, Pardis Camarda and Michael Becker. Together we harness our collective talents to provide exceptional service and expectation exceeding results. Here’s to 125 years of experience, a thank you to our clients, and a continued commitment to excellence.
George Rountree, III
Grandson of the firm’s founder, North Carolina Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame inductee, and US News Best Lawyers in America for over twenty consecutive years. Mr. Rountree is an acknowledged expert in admiralty law and corporate law, he continues with his active practice and enjoys assisting with the firm’s other attorneys.
Geoffrey A. Losee
The US News Best Lawyers Wilmington NC 2021 Admiralty Lawyer of the Year, Managing Partner, Geoff Losee focuses on litigation defense, primarily in admiralty and maritime law. For over 20 years, he has focused on real estate matters, from acquisition to development and zoning. He also counsels Wilmington’s craft brewers on permitting and regulatory compliance. Mr. Losee is also a certified mediator.
Stephen D. Coggins
Mr. Coggins brings four decades of experience in litigation and regulatory matters, focusing on complex coastal business and property issues. He routinely handles coastal management, development, business associations, contracts, property, infrastructure, environmental, transportation, eminent domain, and insurance coverage issues. He has served as Town Attorney for two beach municipalities and has advocated legislation at the state and federal level. Before joining Rountree Losee, Mr. Coggins practiced in Raleigh and was a partner with Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, L.L.P. He is also a certified mediator.
Corey T. Zurbuch
Mr. Zurbuch brings twenty-five years of experience. Licensed in North Carolina, Colorado and West Virginia, he has represented individuals and businesses in Eastern North Carolina, Aspen, Colorado, and Charleston, West Virginia where he was an equity member of Spilman, Thomas & Battle, PLLC. He routinely handles transactions and litigation related to construction, residential and commercial sales and leasing, stock and asset purchases, and owners’ association governance and related issues, and other complex matters.
Ms. Camarda is experienced in litigation, admiralty, and maritime law. She is licensed in North Carolina and New York. She routinely litigates personal injury and property damage claims and complex maritime claims including insurance coverage issues, financial disputes in the commercial fishing industry, storm claims concerning yachts, recreational boats, piers, and marinas. She also handles insurance coverage matters, including domestic and international shipping and maritime issues and marine salvage claims.
Mr. Becker is an experienced estate planning attorney, licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and the United States Tax Court. He routinely handles tax controversies, estate planning, and elder law. He also handles powers of attorney, trusts, wills, estate and trust administration, business succession planning, and more.