Fox Rothschild LLP

Real Estate Department

North Carolina
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What the team is known for Noted for its representation of developers in state, regional and national transactions. Specific areas of expertise include the development and redevelopment of retail and condominium sites, and the obtainment of zoning approvals for alternative energy providers. Also noted for its experience in land-use and zoning-related litigation.

Strengths One market commentator remarks: "It is a very strong team and they are willing to work together to find compromise."

Another interviewee adds: "The team simply delivers; they are professional, responsive and informed on the law and the facts of the matter at hand, despite the numerous cases on their plate at any given moment."

A source comments: "They are excellent and one of the handful of leading firms on land use regulatory matters in the Southeastern US." 

Work highlights Represented G.H.K. Developments in the redevelopment of an obsolete shopping center in Carolina Beach. The team handled lease negotiations, financing issues and relevant litigation.

Notable practitioners

Charles Melvin is described as a "good zoning lawyer." He focuses his practice on advising on zoning matters connected to commercial development projects, and acts for a range of local, national and international clients.

Thomas Terrell has extensive experience representing clients from a wide range of industries in both pre-zoning stages and through the full entitlement process. "He is extremely detail-oriented and responsive to our needs and schedule constraints," remarks an interviewee, adding: "His biggest strength is his ability to be personable with the members of local government boards and planning departments while ensuring that our application meets the law."