Morningstar Law Group – Raleigh Law Firm – Durham NC Attorneys

We've Moved! Our Raleigh office is now located at 434 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2200, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Nil Ghosh is a land use and zoning attorney who represents landowners in front of elected and appointed boards for legislative and quasi-judicial approvals. He also helps his clients navigate the regulatory processes for development in municipalities across the state.

Nil previously worked in land development and construction — a background that better enables him to understand and meet his clients’ needs. He regularly volunteers his expertise by serving on boards and organizations dealing with local development issues.

Outside of the office, you might find Nil turning wrenches underneath a car, cheering on the Tar Heels, or eating too much at the latest restaurant.

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Happiness is a choice.


  • Best Lawyers: Land Use and Zoning Law (2024), Real Estate Law (2020-2024)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2023-2024)

Representative Experience

  • Negotiated the vested right of a nearly century old church to continue its use as a religious institution
  • Assisted Habitat for Humanity in winning zoning approval for a new community
  • Secures favorable code interpretations for various aspects of development projects
  • Represents schools, industrial users, churches, and others to obtain special use permits
  • Obtains variances for an array of project types
  • Rezones projects of varying sizes for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and mixed-use developments

Presentations & Publications

  • Plan Accordingly: The Third Circuit Delivers a Knockout Punch with Equitable Mootness in Confirmed Chapter 11 Reorganizations in In Re Philadelphia Newspapers, LLC, 23 Norton J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 224 (2014). Cited by the Honorable Circuit Judge Ambro in In re Trib. Media Co., 799 F.3d 272 (3d Cir. 2015)


  • Villanova Law School, J.D. (2014)
    Law Review: Associate Editor
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., Business Administration (2009)
    Wade L. Cavin Scholar


  • North Carolina State Bar (2014)


  • Durham City-County Planning Commission (2015–2018)
  • Durham Central Park: Board of Directors (2017–present)
  • Durham Industrial Facilities & Pollution Control Financing Authority: Vice Chairman (2019–present)
  • Triangle Community Coalition: Board of Directors (2018–present)