Mr. William J. Brian, Jr.

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Order of the Coif. Recipient, U.S. Law Week Award. Notes and Research Editor, Law and Contemporary Problems, 1987-1989. Chairman and Member: Durham City/County Board of Adjustment, 1995—; Local Government Committee, Durham Chamber of Commerce, 1990—. Author: "Real Estate Litigation," Real Property 2002 (Wake Forest University School of Law, CLE Program, 2002); "Litigating Cases Before the Zoning Board of Adjustment," Quasi-Judicial Proceedings (NC Bar Foundation, LCE Program, November 2001); "Migratory Birds May Foul Plans," Charlotte Business Journal, December 2000; "Regulatory Takings in the Context of Wetlands: The Protection of Private Property Rights," North Carolina Agribusiness Law (Campbell University School of Law, 1995 and 1996).

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Obtaining Development Permissions from Local Governments
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Litigation Matters and Negotiating Leases
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Documents

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
919-907-2007  Phone
919-590-0372  Phone
University Attended:
Washington University in St. Louis, A.B., cum laude, Phi Alpha Theta, 1984; George Washington University, M.A., 1987
Law School Attended:
Duke University School of Law, J.D., with high honors, 1989
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western District of North Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; 1989, North Carolina
North Carolina and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar.

Peer Reviews

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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