Carter leads the firm’s real estate practice. He brings more than 28 years of legal-practice experience to representing lenders, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in commercial real estate transactions and providing corporate transactional legal representation for small and medium-sized businesses.

Carter utilizes his strong communications skills, knowledge and attention to detail when negotiating complex business and commercial real estate transactions. As an agent for three national title insurance companies, he is able to best meet his real estate clients’ needs in complex title issues to avoid future problems in fluid business and legal environments.

Since establishing Stout Kaiser Matteson Peake & Hendrick, LLC, Carter has cultivated a business culture that reflects a high level of professional competence and comfort. Whether drafting a lease or negotiating a contract, he has built his practice on looking closely at the details of each transaction and the concerns of all parties and exploring all available avenues to achieve a positive outcome. 

As a result, he has entrenched his reputation as a trusted counselor among bankers, commercial realtors, and the lenders, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants he represents. All have appreciated his accessibility and ability to work with all parties to move transactions to a conclusion. He was awarded the 2013 Member of Distinction Award by the Real Estate Section of the Atlanta Bar Association for his service to the section and the real estate profession. The legal publication Martindale-Hubbell has recognized his excellence by awarding him its highest A-V rating.   He was recently named a 2014 Super Lawyer. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1985 and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia, Court of Appeals of Georgia, and U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

A native Atlantan, Carter is active in legal and community organizations. He just completed two years as treasurer of the Real Estate Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. He recently completed three years as a member of the association’s Board of Directors where he also served as co-chair of the Sponsorship Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.  He is member of the Real Estate Group of Atlanta (“Rega”), Sandy Springs Bar Association, The Lawyers Club of Atlanta and The Old War Horse Lawyers Club. He also serves as President-elect of the St. Thomas More Society, the Catholic lawyers association in Atlanta.  He recently served as Sergeant-at-Arms for the Dunwoody Rotary Club.

In the community, Carter is actively involved in his church. As former chair of Finance Council, he played a major role in the capital campaign and on the committee that oversaw the renovation of the parish hall. He just completed a three year service on the Finance Council of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. An Eagle Scout, he is also advancement coordinator of his son’s Boy Scout troop. He is a member of Dunwoody Rotary Club, the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, and the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce.

Before establishing Stout Kaiser Matteson Peake & Hendrick, LLC, Carter was a partner with Lamberth, Cifelli, Stokes & Stout, P.A., a 15-attorney firm in Atlanta, where he practiced commercial real estate and corporate law for more than 20 years.

Carter holds a B.A. from Emory University. He graduated from Mercer University Law School in 1985 and earned his L.LM in Taxation from Emory University in 1992.