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Stay informed about the latest news and events taking place at Morningstar Law Group. Here is a look at how our attorneys are making headlines.


The Changing Definition of Wetlands in North Carolina

July 12, 2024

In May of 2023 the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Sackett v. EPA limited the scope of the Clean Water Act and reduced the number of our nation’s waterways that can be federally regulated. The result is a potential boon for developers and property owners. Background The Sackett case was borne out of a dispute […]


The End of an Era: North Carolina Considers the Future of Extraterritorial JurisdictionThe Morningstar - March 2024 Edition

March 9, 2024

Legislation currently pending in the North Carolina General Assembly is poised to eliminate the extraterritorial jurisdiction of North Carolina’s cities. The current bill has passed in the Senate, and, with the support of the State’s Republican lawmakers, is likely to pass in the House as well. If this legislation is enacted, for the first time […]


Featured Project - The Halle Companies Obtains Approval of VIRIDIS: a Vibrant, Sustainable Mixed-Use Development in West Cary

March 9, 2024

Morningstar Law Group is proud to have assisted the Halle Companies with the development of VIRIDIS: a mixed-use project within the Town of Cary’s Green Level West Destination Center. With Morningstar’s counsel, Halle Companies received unanimous approval for the development. VIRIDIS is entitled for 1300 multifamily units, 150 hotel rooms, 20,000 square feet of retail […]


Chambers USA Selects Morningstar Law Group's Land Use Practice and Partners to 2023 Rankings

June 20, 2023

Morningstar Law Group’s Real Estate and Land Use team continues to be recognized for its depth, strength, and leadership within our market. In the 2023 Chambers USA Guide, our firm and partner Bill Brian were selected to Band 1, and partners Jason Barron, Patrick Byker, and Mack Paul were selected to Band 2. Chambers USA […]


"Best Law Firm" in National and Metropolitan Tiers

November 23, 2022

We are pleased to announce, a bit belatedly (we’ve been nose-down working hard for our clients), that Morningstar Law Group was named to the list of Best Law Firms for 2023. At the national level, we were recognized for our work in Land Use & Zoning Law. And at the metropolitan level, we were recognized […]


25 Morningstar Law Group Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Lists

September 14, 2022

Congratulations to our 2023 Lawyers of the Year, Ones to Watch, and Best Lawyers! Following is the official announcement. 25 Morningstar Law Group Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Lists Morningstar Law Group is pleased to announce that 23 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, four lawyers […]

Event Recap

Real Estate Cocktail Party

September 13, 2022

Thanks to everyone who attended our Real Estate Cocktail Party! It was a great evening of reconnections and introductions for 80+ of the Triangle’s commercial real estate developers, engineers and architects, local government officials, and our attorneys. And thanks to the staff at MOFU Shoppe for the excellent food, drinks, and service, and to the […]


Morningstar Law Group Partners Ranked in Chambers USA 2022 Top NC Lawyers

June 24, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Chambers USA has awarded a Band 1 Rating for 2022 to Morningstar Law Group in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use. Chambers has also recognized four of our Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use partners as top lawyers in North Carolina in their 2022 ranking. Bill Brian (William Brian) has been awarded ranking […]


What a Great Team!

November 4, 2021

We love this time of year! Fall weather and brilliant colors and college football and tailgating, especially when our favorite team is winning. And speaking of great teams, congratulations to our team of outstanding lawyers and staff for being named to the 2022 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.” We are […]


22 for 22! North Carolina Law Firm Morningstar Law Group Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers and Lawyer of the Year

September 24, 2021

Belated congratulations to our attorneys named to the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 22 in total including 2 recipients of Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year award – Shannon Joseph for Litigation – Antitrust and Mack Paul for Litigation – Real Estate. In addition, Harrison “Hank” Gates was named to Ones to Watch in America for Commercial Litigation, […]

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