Introduction In April 2014, we posted a blog discussing the North Carolina Supreme Court’s opinion in Beroth Oil v. NCDOT, 367 N.C. 33, 757 S.E. 2d 466 (2014). (See here) In that post, we compared high frequency stock market trading and the Transportation Corridor Act (the “Act”). We suggested […]
John has more than 30 years of experience in land use law and real estate litigation. Based in the Raleigh-Durham region, John practices throughout North Carolina. He represents all types of business clients - developers, end users and land owners - when they attempt to use their land or maximize its value through securing entitlements, forming public-private agreements or handling litigation.
Introduction What type of land use proceeding is this? Finding the correct answer to this question is critical to knowing your client’s rights and avoiding legal error. Like different sports, there are distinct types of land use proceedings – legislative, quasi-judicial or administrative/ministerial. Like a sport, the type […]
Our partner, Jimmy Kirkland, prepared the below summary of an important United States Supreme Court decision and Mike and I wanted to share it with the readers of our blog. […]
Our theme is that nobody looks good wearing two caps simultaneously. In Part I, we discussed the breach of lease claim asserted by the Town of Beech Mountain (Town) as landlord against Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary (GWS) in the recent case of Town of Beech Mountain v. Genesis Wildlife […]
A favorite teaching tactic in legal ethic courses is putting on and taking off different caps to illustrate the different roles lawyers play in various relationships. This “on again/off again” routine demonstrates that the ethical rules are different depending upon which cap the attorney is wearing. Occasionally, a […]