David Pokela: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

David Pokela

Greensboro,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Disputes
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation
  • Telecommunication Towers
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 3463, Greensboro, NC, 27402
University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. in Business Administration, 1987
Law SchoolWake Forest University, J.D., 1992 member of the Wake Forest Law Review
Admitted1992, North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

Civic & Professional Memberships

•American Bar Association, Real Estate Section and Litigation Section, Former Newsletter Co-Editor, Real Estate Litigation Committee
•North Carolina Bar Association, Former Council Member, Real Property Section Council; Former Council Member, Land Use Section Council; Former Chairman, Real Property Litigation Committee of the Real Property Section Council


Dave Pokela is experienced and widely respected for his background in real estate litigation, land use litigation, and commercial litigation. He litigates and resolves disputes from the mountains to the coast, and he regularly relies upon his 20-plus years of experience to develop creative strategies and solutions in addressing complex real estate and commercial issues.

A History of Getting Things Done

Since joining the firm in 1992, clients have trusted Dave to represent them in hundreds of challenging cases. He regularly represents:
•Major utility companies in connection with real estate and land use disputes
•Companies and individuals in prosecuting and defending claims in the North Carolina Business Court
•Developers against Interstate Land Sales Act and Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practice claims
•Commercial landlords and tenants in complex commercial lease disputes
•Officers and directors against high stakes claims of breach of fiduciary duty
•Developers in upholding CAMA permits issued for development on beachfront property
•Major window manufacturers against claims arising from defective construction
•Title insurance companies in connection with coverage disputes and title claims
•Professionals against claims of malpractice
•National companies against asbestos claims being litigated in federal court
•Commercial landlords and developers against ADA claims in federal courts

Dave also obtains rezonings and special or conditional use permits, as well as other local government approvals, across NC on behalf of telecommunications, industrial, and developer clients.

Dave's history of getting things done has earned him recognition as one of North Carolina's top lawyers in his field by several industry ratings systems.

Dave has been named among the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Litigation - Real Estate and Real Estate Law, he has earned the distinction as a North Carolina Super Lawyer for Real Estate Law, and he also has been named among North Carolina's Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine.

Dave frequently speaks before industry groups and lawyers on topics related to his practice. He has authored numerous articles in publications and has served in leadership positions for several professional associations.


•Named among North Carolina's Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine, 2014
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Litigation-Real Estate and Real Estate Law since 2013
•Honored as Lawyer of the Year in Greensboro for Litigation-Real Estate, 2015
•Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers for Real Estate Law

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Early in the morning before work or before his kids wake up on the weekend, Dave can be found training for any of a number of endurance events.

In 2011, Dave finished a full length Ironman triathlon in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition, the year before that, he completed the Leadville 100 mile mountain bike race which takes place at altitudes ranging from 10, 000 feet to 12, 600 feet above sea level. Dave also has completed 9 ultramarathon trail run races ranging from 31 miles to 50 miles. Just for kicks, he has entered and twice completed the 34 mile Birkebeiner cross country ski marathon in Wisconsin.


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David Pokela

701 Green Valley Rd., Ste. 100
GreensboroNC 27408


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