Margaret Shea Burnham: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Margaret Shea Burnham

Greensboro,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Title Claims
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 3463, Greensboro, NC, 27402
University Virginia Tech, B.A., 1980
Law SchoolWake Forest University, J.D., 1983
Admitted1983, North Carolina

Civic & Professional MembershipsAmerican Bar Association
•Greensboro Bar Association
•North Carolina Bar Association


Margaret Shea Burnham concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial real estate transactions and litigation. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law: Business, Commercial, and Industrial Transactions by the North Carolina State Bar and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Margaret recently received the James E. Cross, Jr. Leadership Award from the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. The award is given to a certified specialist who has taken an active leadership role in his/her practice area through presentations at CLE seminars, scholarly writings, participation in groundbreaking cases, or service to an established professional organization.

Margaret received her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law where she served as Research Editor of theWake Forest Law Review. While in law school, she also was a member of the Moot Court Team and was selected to be in the Order of Barristers.

Recognitions•James E. Cross, Jr. Leadership Award recipient, North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2014
•Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year - Litigation-Real Estate, Greensboro, 2014
•Best Lawyers in America - Litigation-Real Estate; Real Estate Law, since 2007

NotableBoard Certified Specialist in Real Property Law: Business, Commercial, and Industrial Transactions by the North Carolina State Bar
•Certified Mediator
•North Carolina Super Lawyer for Real Estate Law (2006-2008, 2010-2011)
•Legal Elite in Real Estate Law byBusiness North Carolina (2008, 2009)
Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate Law; Litigation - Real Estate since 2007
•American College of Real Estate Lawyers
•Eighteenth Judicial District of North Carolina State Bar, 2003-2006 - Councilor
•Women in Business Award, Class of 2006 (The Business Journal)
•Greensboro Bar Association - Chairperson, Young Lawyers Division (1987 - 1988)
•North Carolina Bar Association - Real Property Section Council (Former Chair), Litigation Section Council, Former Member Board of Governors

Outside Nexsen PruetMy kids both race, so skiing is my world.

I'm taking my daughter to Zermatt, Switzerland for a racing clinic. Both of my daughters have been skiing since they were each five years old. They've been racing since my oldest was 8 or 9. They are both downhill Alpine racers- slalom and GS. We're just crazy about it, and that's what we do all winter. I bring my files and my laptop to the ski lodges, and I work and they race. It's been an incredibly fun sport for our whole family, though my kids are much better and faster than I am, and they leave me in the powder. They say 'We'll meet you at the bottom, Mom.' If they qualify for NASTAR nationals, I take them out West for the national competition.


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Margaret Shea Burnham

701 Green Valley Rd., Ste. 100
GreensboroNC 27408


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