Molly M. Stuart


Molly Stuart focuses her practice on commercial real estate development and investment. She has significant experience representing owners and developers in public/private development, land use and zoning, development agreements, purchase and sale transactions, and leasing.

Before joining Morningstar Law Group, Molly was a Senior Associate with Kilpatrick Townsend in Raleigh. She was previously the staff attorney for the American Planning Association in Washington, DC where she was Editor-In-Chief of Planning & Environmental Law, a national publication for planners, and served as staff liaison to APA’s amicus curiae committee. She also served as Editor of the American Bar Association’s Section of State and Local Government Law newsletter. Previously, Ms. Stuart worked as an associate with Fried Frank where she negotiated and drafted development, acquisition, easement, joint venture and financing agreements for private and public/private development in New York City. She also guided clients through city environmental and land use review procedures.

  1. City of Raleigh’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC), Commissioner
  2. WakeUP Wake County, Board Member
  3. Triangle Women’s Leadership Initiative, Member
  4. North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  1. Harvard Law School, J.D. (2006)
  2. Ohio State University, Knowlton School of Architecture, Master of City and Regional Planning (1998)
  3. Kenyon College, B.A., Economics, Concentration in Environmental Studies (1996) magna cum laude, with honors, with distinction
  1. North Carolina (2015)
  2. New York (2007)