Margaret Shea Burnham concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial real estate transactions and litigation.
Ms. Burnham received her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law where she served as Research Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. While in law school, Ms. Burnham also was a member of the Moot Court Team and was selected to be in the Order of Barristers.
· Board 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 by Business 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
Ten Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014
Best Lawyers in America has named ten Nexsen Pruet attorneys "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014.
77 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that 77 attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America for 2014.
Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized by N.C. Peers; 14 Named to 2013 Super Lawyers® Lists
Fourteen Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named "Super Lawyers" in North Carolina.
Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America® list for 2013.
62 Attorneys Named to the 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®
Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that 62 of its attorneys have been named to the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers®.
Attorneys Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers®
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that nine attorneys from the firm's Greensboro and Charlotte offices have been named to the 2011 list of North Carolina Super Lawyers®. Two attorneys are named as North Carolina "Rising Stars."
Nexsen Pruet Named One of the "Best Companies in the Midlands For Working Moms"
Nexsen Pruet is the only law firm recognized by the program.
Fifty-nine Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America®; Five Practice Areas Listed Among Top in the Carolinas
Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that 59 of its attorneys have been named to the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers®.
Charlotte and Greensboro Attorneys Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers®
Nine attorneys from the Charlotte and Greensboro offices of Nexsen Pruet have been named to the 2010 list of North Carolina Super Lawyers®. Four more attorneys are named as "North Carolina Rising Stars."
Fifty-eight Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America®
Fifty-eight Nexsen Pruet attorneys will be included in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
Margaret Burnham featured in "Women in Business" Alumni update
Nexsen Pruet attorney Margaret Burnham is featured in "Women in Business" alumni update in the May 1st edition of the Triad Business Journal.
Eight Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named Among North Carolina's Super Lawyers®
Greensboro - Eight attorneys in the Greensboro office of Nexsen Pruet, PLLC have been named to the 2009 list of North Carolina Super Lawyers®.
Ten Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named as "Legal Elite"
Ten Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named in Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite."
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.
45 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers
Columbia, SC - Forty-five Nexsen Pruet attorneys will be included in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The publication also ranks Nexsen Pruet #1 in eleven practice areas in South Carolina and three in North Carolina.
Seven Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named Among North Carolina's "Super Lawyers"
Seven Attorneys Named Among N.C.'s "Legal Elite"
38 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Names To "The Best Lawyers in America 2008"
Thirty-eight attorneys from Nexsen Pruet, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2008 - including six who have now earned the honor for 10 years or more.
Seven Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named Among North Carolina's "Super Lawyers"
32 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to 2007 Edition of "Best Lawyers in America"
Thirty-two attorneys from Nexsen Pruet, LLC have been named to the 2007 edition of Best Lawyers in America - including six who have now earned the honor for 10 years or more.
The Business Journal Honors Burnham with "Women In Business" Award
Margaret Shea Burnham, a Member in the Greensboro office of Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier, has been included in the 2006 class of the "Women in Business" award from the The Business Journal.
Six Nexsen Pruet Lawyers Named Among North Carolina's "Super Lawyers"
Six attorneys in the Greensboro office of Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier, PLLC have been named among North Carolina's "Super Lawyers" in a Law & Politics publication survey.
Clear as mud? Understanding your ethical duties as a "dirt" lawyer
Margaret Burnham presented this article at a Greensboro Bar Association CLE in February 2013.
Opinion Letters - Do's and Don'ts (Ethics, Professionalism and Malpractice Avoidance)
The Real Property Section of the North Carolina Bar Association published an article on opinion letters by Nexsen Pruet attorney Margaret Burnham in their September newsletter.
"Unforgiving Mistakes: Beaman v. Head and Its Progeny"
October 2009-Recently, there has been a spate of bankruptcy decisions in the Eastern District of North Carolina involving real estate documentation errors. This article looks at Beaman v. Head and the cases that followed in its wake. What lesson is there to learn? Real estate documentation mistakes can be unforgiving and incurable in bankruptcy.
So You've Been Appointed State Bar Trustee - Where Do You Start?
A Rose By Any Other Name: Is Your Contract Really A Contract?
One of the often litigated issues in real estate contracts is whether a so-called "paper writing" amounts only to a non-binding "agreement to agree." The most troublesome agreements to agree are letters of intent which sound like they are non-binding, but may surprisingly be enforced in an action for specific performance. This paper looks at some of the factors to consider when interpreting whether a particular paper writing is (or isn't) a binding agreement.
Legal Malpractice and the Residential Real Property Practitioner
This manuscript looks at malpractice as it relates to ethics and also looks at the ways an attorney may avoid malpractice by satisfying the attorney's standard of care.
Caveat Emptor And The Disgruntled Buyer
"Caveat emptor" literally translates to "let the buyer beware." This manuscript looks at the evolution of this common law doctrine in North Carolina and what it means to the North Carolina real estate lawyer. This manuscript does not cover statutory requirements or statutory disclosures that alter the common law doctrine.
Civic & Professional Memberships
· American Bar Association
· Greensboro Bar Association
· North Carolina Bar Association