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North Carolina has 100 counties and approximately 553 cities. While the administration and policies of these municipal and county governments vary, their powers are derived from the legislative authorizations under the North Carolina Constitution and created by the North Carolina General Assembly. John has a wide range of experience in government. During his pre-law professional career he was employed by local, state and federal governmental agencies. As a representative in the North Carolina House of Representatives, John obtained hand’s own experience with the state’s legislative process. As an attorney, John represents individuals and businesses in complex matters involving municipal, county and state laws and regulations. Our firm’s experience with these matters includes:
  • The North Carolina Dam Safety Act.
  • Entitlements for inert debris landfills.
  • Developers’ Agreements.
  • Acquisition of easements and road right of ways from public utilities.
  • Annexation Agreements.
  • Public utility agreements and road right of way dedications.
  • Leases of real estate to local governments.
  • Disputes with local governments regarding adopted plans and ordinances.
  • Tax appeals to county boards of equalization and review.
  • Appeals of property owners to the North Carolina Tax Commission.
  • Actions before the North Carolina Industrial Commission.
  • Challenges to local and state government mandates.
  • Representation of citizen challenges to municipal and county legislative actions.



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