James   Talley
Retired Counsel

Contact

Phone: 704.377.2500
Fax: 704.372.2619
Mailing: 301 South College Street ,
Suite 2600 , Charlotte , NC   28202

PRACTICE FOCUS

James Talley’s practice concentrates on commercial real estate acquisition, development and operation, business formation and financing for real estate and business ventures.

James works with hotel, office and multi-family acquisition and development, historic rehabilitation, and management groups connected with the foregoing commercial and multi-family operations. His work includes equity financing, leasing, syndicated ventures and a variety of forms of pooling arrangements, as well as land use planning and documentation to effect successful development and operational projects.

James is a retired United States Navy Reserve captain. He served for 24 years, from 1960 to 1984.

AWARDS

  • AV® Preeminent™ rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2012-2019
  • Super Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2006-2012

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1964, with honors, Order of the Coif North Carolina Law Review, board of editors
  • B.S., Industrial Relations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1959
  • North Carolina

Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation, life fellow
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, board of directors, 2008 to present
  • Legal Services of North Carolina – president (1978-1982), board of directors (1976-1982)
  • Legal Services of Southern Piedmont - president (1977-1980), board of directors (1974-1982)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association - president (1994-1995), board of governors (1983-1986), 4ALL Task Force, board of directors
  • North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, board of directors, 2006-2010
  • North Carolina Plan for Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, board of trustees, 2002-2008; chair, 2005-2006
  • North Carolina Prisoners Legal Services, board of directors, 1978-1981
  • Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, president, 1995-1996
  • UNC Law Alumni Association - board of trustees (2001-2006), Innovation Advancement Committee, Class of 1964 50th Reunion, planning committee