Thomas H. ( Tom ) Johnson, Jr. is a land use lawyer's land use lawyer. He practices with the firm's real estate practice group and is leader of the firm's zoning and land use law practice subgroup. He has more than two decades of experience in a broad range of real estate matters, and is a Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law (Business, Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Transactions).
Using his experience from serving on the Greenville City Council and his background in commercial real estate development, Tom represents clients in planning, zoning, and land use matters throughout North Carolina.
Tom's background in the telecommunications industry is broad-based and includes all matters related to developing wireless networks in North and South Carolina. In his land-use practice, he has assisted in the permitting of large multi-use commercial developments and residential developments. Tom has appeared successfully before city and county planning commissions, zoning boards and elected bodies in North and South Carolina.
He also has extensive business experience including commercial real estate transactions, commercial development and financing, contracts, secured transactions and mergers, and zoning and land use litigation. He assists clients with issues related to the business operations of all types of businesses, including service and retail, and handles all types of acquisitions.
•Listed in Chambers & Partners USA - Leading Individual in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2014-2015
•North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law Award recipient, 2014
Speaking & Writing
•Tom Johnson to Receive North Carolina “Leaders in the Law” Award
August 7, 2014
•Tom Johnson Honored with Leaders in the Law Award
September 29, 2014
• COA weighs due process rights for opponents of local decisions
June 14, 2016
• Navigating Highway 12: Land Use Considerations in Eastern North Carolina
January 3, 2013
•“Cell Phone Towers Do Not Affect Property Values
June 10, 2016
Outside Nexsen Pruet
In Tom's off-time, he enjoys the outdoors with his family. He bikes, runs, skis, and throws a great barbeque. He lives on the greenway adjacent to one of North Carolina's largest state parks, and frequents its trails weekly.