Tony regularly works with clients to structure, negotiate and close complex commercial transactions. His experience includes securing financing, structuring credit facilities, representing clients through strategic acquisitions, and joint ventures. He also works closely with financial institutions in credit workouts and restructuring matters.

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Tony has worked with companies of all sizes in transactions involving the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties. He has represented lenders and borrowers in multi-million dollar real estate transactions involving hotels, healthcare centers and retail shopping centers.

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Tony has a particular interest in representing hospitality companies in connection with their transactional needs, including the negotiation of licenses, management and development agreements, financings and asset acquisitions and dispositions.  

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Tony has represented various lenders and borrowers with asset based and non-asset based credit facilities and through the present time in completing a variety of credit workouts and restructurings for various national and regional financial institution clients. 

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Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©(link is external) in Real Estate Law (2021)

Member, Association for Corporate Growth - Raleigh/Durham Chapter

Member, Urban Land Institute

Prior Young Leader Partnership Forum Chair, Urban Land Institute

Member, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council

Member, Loan Syndications and Trading Association

Moderator, "Credit & Equity Perspectives for Businesses – Post COVID-19," Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Raleigh Durham virtual Capital Conference, Aug. 25, 2020

Co-presenter (with Adam Tarleton), "Opportunities for Developers under the Federal Opportunity Zone Program," Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC, April 2, 2019

Co-author (with John Cross and Adam Tarleton), "Investing In Qualified Opportunity Funds," Triad Business Journal, October 31, 2018 

”New REMIC Rules May Provide More Room to Modify Commercial Real Estate Loans,” Distressed Real Estate and Tax Alert, October 5, 2009

“Public-Private Investment Partnerships to Tackle Legacy Toxic Assets,” Distressed Real Estate and Investment Management Alert, March 31, 2009

I approach practicing law the way I played sports, inspired by teamwork and collaboration, with a willingness to put my hand in the dirt and make the tackle.

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Speaking Engagements

August 18, 2020

Brooks Pierce Partner to Moderate Panel at ACG Capital Conference

Brooks Pierce partner Tony Barwick will moderate a panel for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Raleigh Durham virtual Capital Conference on Aug. 25 at 1:30 p.m. The panel entitled, “Credit & Equity Perspectives for Businesses – Post COVID-19,” will discuss the investment landscape...Read more
May 23, 2019

Brooks Pierce Partners Present on Federal Opportunity Zone Program

Brooks Pierce partners Tony Barwick and Adam Tarleton recently presented on “Opportunities for Developers under the Federal Opportunity Zone Program.” The event was hosted by Dwight Bassett, the economic development director for the town of Chapel Hill, at the Carolina Inn on April 2. The...Read more


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