Thomas H. Johnson, Jr.: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Thomas H. Johnson, Jr.

Raleigh,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Retail
  • Legislative & Regulatory
  • Real Estate
  • Telecommunication Towers
University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1982
Law SchoolUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1985
Admitted1985, North Carolina; All state courts in North Carolina; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Civic & Professional Memberships

•North Carolina Bar Association - Planning and Land Use Section, Chair; Founding Member; past Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chair; Member of Section Council
•Wake County Bar Association
•International Council of Shopping Centers
•Real Property Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Associations
•Member of the Raleigh Chamber Board of Advisors and Economic Development Board and Board of Advisors
•Carolinas Wireless Association


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

Related News
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

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Navigating Highway 12: Land Use Considerations in Eastern North Carolina
January 3, 2013

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.

Reported CasesNotable: Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law - Business, Commercial, Industrial and Residential Transactions; Chair - Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section Council of NC Bar Association; LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the U.S. Green Building Council

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Office Information

Thomas H. Johnson, Jr.

4141 Parklake Avenue, Suite 200
RaleighNC 27612


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