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

Thomas H. Johnson, Jr.

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Raleigh,  NC  U.S.A.
Phone919.786.2764

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Telecommunications
  • Franchise
 
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
 
Biography

Thomas H. ("Tom") Johnson, Jr. 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.

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 placing 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 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.

Career Highlights

· Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law - Business, Commercial, Industrial and Residential Transactions

· Secretary, Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section Council of NC Bar Association

· LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the U.S. Green Building Council

Significant Transactions

Has represented major wireless carriers and tower companies throughout North Carolina for more than 25 years.

News

Controversial Apartment Project Approved
Nexsen Pruet client Flournoy Development now has the green light on a Wilmington, NC apartment complex project that has been fraught with controversy for the past several years.

Nexsen Pruet Elects Three New Members
Nexsen Pruet announced today that three have been elected Members (Partners) of the firm. Andrea Easler, Tom Johnson and Brian Pearce practice with the firm's Real Estate Group.

(Video) Wrapping Gifts in Raleigh for Charity
Nexsen Pruet attorneys and staff adopted families through the Junior League's Angel Tree program in Raleigh.

Tom Johnson Elected to NC Bar Association Leadership Position
Members of the Bar's Zoning Planning and Land Use Section have elected Johnson as Treasurer.

"Garner lands mental health treatment center"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Tom Johnson is proud to represent Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC on a $12 million deal that will bring more than 250 jobs to Garner, NC.

"New Hanover commissioners put partial moratorium on county development"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Tom Johnson shares insight about the debate over growth and development in the Wilmington area.

"Developers opposed to proposed ordinance in New Hanover County"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Tom Johnson shares insight with Wilmington's Star News in a March 6th article.

"Glenlake Finds Buyer"
The Triangle Business Journal reports on Ashton Woods Homes' purchase of a Raleigh's GlenLake South community. Nexsen Pruet attorney Tom Johnson represetned the buyer in the transaction.

"Nexsen Pruet signs lease with Highwoods, looks to hire"
The Triangle Business Journal reports on Nexsen Pruet's upcoming move in Raleigh.

"New Hanover commissioners OK cell phone tower at Murrayville Elementary"
Wilmington's Star News reports on the approval of a cell phone tower. The vote came following a presentation to county commissioners by Nexsen Pruet attorney Tom Johnson.

Nexsen Pruet: Only Law Firm Listed for North and South Carolina in "Trade Allies" Directory
The new edition of Southern Business & Development magazine features the "1st Annual Trade Allies Directory." Nexsen Pruet is the only law firm listed in both North and South Carolina.

Tom Johnson Accredited in Green Building Practices
Nexsen Pruet announced today that attorney Tom Johnson is now a LEED Accredited Professional.

"Altman Weil: Law firm mergers jump 33%"
The Triangle Business Journal reports that the "marriage of Cary's Sanford Holshouser and Columbia, S.C.-based Nexsen Pruet" is one of many deals that has led to a significant jump in law firm mergers during the first quarter of 2009.

"With changes in telecom, North Carolina bill looks to remake playing field"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Tom Johnson offers insight in a Triangle Business Journal article entitled "With changes in telecom, North Carolina bill looks to remake playing field."

Nexsen Pruet Opens Raleigh Office; Ernie Pearson & Former Governor Holshouser Join Firm
Nexsen Pruet today announced the opening of a Raleigh office that will include Ernie Pearson, former Assistant Secretary of Economic Development for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and former Governor Jim Holshouser.

Nexsen Pruet Creates Distressed Property and Workout Practice Group
The new group will provide clients with resources, skills and experience to help navigate issues that emerge during periods of economic and financial uncertainty.

"New Storm Water Regulations the Result of Real Compromise"
The October 17-30, 2008 edition of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal features an article by Nexsen Pruet attorney Tom Johnson.

Thomas Johnson Joins Nexsen Pruet's Real Estate Group
Thomas H. Johnson Jr. has joined Nexsen Pruet as Special Counsel. He will concentrate his practice in the areas of corporate and commercial real estate law and land use and zoning law. Johnson has extensive experience in handling real estate and zoning matters in the wireless telecommunications industry. Along with the Triad Area, he works in Eastern North Carolina, covering Wilmington, Greenville and Raleigh.

Publications

Growth: The Lifeblood of a Franchise System
Nexsen Pruet attorneys Ted Pearce and Corby Anderson discuss the paths to growing a franchise.

"Navigating Highway 12: Land Use Considerations in Eastern North Carolina"
Nexsen Pruet attorneys Zeke Creech, Tom Johnson and Charles Carter co-authored an article detailing the unique land use laws in eastern North Carolina.

"Navigating Highway 12: Land Use Considerations in Eastern North Carolina"
Nexsen Pruet attorneys Tom Johnson and Zeke Creech authored an article for the North Carolina Bar Association's Land Use Law Quarterly newsletter.

2011 Land Use Opinions - March
The Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section of the North Carolina Bar Association has provided summaries of opinions so far in 2011.

2011 Land Use Opinions - February
The Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section of the North Carolina Bar Association has provided summaries of opinions so far in 2011.

Green Buildings: A Breakdown of LEED Standards
In April 2009 the U.S. Green Building Council released its most recent version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system. This standard is a voluntary system but is used (like ASTM) as a reference system for this type of construction....

Civic & Professional Memberships

· North Carolina Bar Association

· Wake County Bar Association

· Planning and Land Use Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, Founding Member, past and current Secretary, and Member of Section Council

· 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

· NAIOP

· Carolinas Wireless Association

 
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Thomas H. Johnson, Jr.

4141 Parklake Avenue, Suite 200
RaleighNC 27612




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