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Provided by Thomas E Terrell Jr

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Tom Terrell has handled land use, zoning and environmental matters in more than 350 counties and municipalities throughout North Carolina and parts of Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia, representing a variety of difficult-to-permit industries and several local governments. His environmental practice includes the regulation of surface waters and the regulation of solid waste (landfills, waste hauling and recycling). He also has represented numerous clients in the telecommunications, solar, renewable energy, aggregates and retail industries needing site approvals. He has handled a variety of matters in state and federal trial courts and state appellate courts. He previously chaired the NC Bar Association drafting committee that modernized the state’s land use and zoning statutes.

Career

Tom was a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which merged with Fox Rothschild in 2018.

Professional Memberships

Tom’s previous civic leadership includes: Chairman, Board of Trustees, North Carolina State Health Plan; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Winston-Salem State University; Board of Directors, UNC-CH General Alumni Association; Guilford College Board of Visitors; Board of Directors, High Point Chamber of Commerce; Center for Creative Leadership, Board of Center Associates

Personal

University of Chicago (M.A., 1980); University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1985); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1979)

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Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - North Carolina
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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 probably one of the top land use lawyers in the area.""There are only a few people in the state of North Carolina that can do what Thomas does. He sets the bar."

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