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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.

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Community Q&A - A Conversation with Eric Braun

July 14, 2024

Eric Braun is the current vice-chair of the Raleigh Housing Authority. Additionally, he is the founder of RaleighForward, a group dedicated to addressing housing and community issues in the City of Raleigh. Prior to retirement, Mr. Braun was a partner at K&L Gates where his practice was centered on land use, zoning and municipal law. […]

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Even the City Council and the County Commission Are Bound by the Constitution

July 14, 2024

Any good developer knows that it must find a way to coexist with the state and local governments. And, any well-run government entity knows that it must coexist with the development community, which ultimately is the founder of its feast and the source of nearly all its revenue through the increase in value of the […]

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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 […]

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Taller by Transit: Raleigh is Encouraging Development Along Its Transit Corridor

July 12, 2024

The City of Raleigh has made strides recently in planning for efficient and attractive transit services. Working in partnership with Wake County and its municipalities, work has begun to transform the region with new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service along four corridors connecting in Downtown Raleigh and extending to Cary and Garner. Separately, Raleigh is […]

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Nil Ghosh to Join Panel at Future of Real Estate in Durham

June 8, 2024

Morningstar Law Group partner Nil Ghosh will join a distinguished panel at the Future of Real Estate In Durham event scheduled for 8:00am, June 18 at the Durham Convention Center. Visit HERE to learn more and register to attend.

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Hot in the Shade: Inside Durham’s New Tree Preservation Rules for Developers

March 9, 2024

On September 5, 2023, the City of Durham adopted a text change to its Unified Development Ordinance (“UDO”), which sets new rules for phased development and tree preservation for new developments. These changes, which were in part modeled on the Town of Cary’s grading ordinance, will significantly affect future projects in Durham. It is not […]

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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 […]

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Exploring North Carolina’s New Protections for Vulnerable Homeowners

March 9, 2024

In August of 2023, Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law the Unfair Real Estate Agreements Act. Broadly supported by organizations from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and the North Carolina Land Title Association to the AARP and Zillow, the new law is aimed at curtailing the rise in certain predatory “real estate service agreements” […]

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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 […]

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7 Morningstar Law Group Lawyers Selected by Their Peers to Business NC Legal Elite 2024

January 14, 2024

Congratulations to our colleagues selected by their peers to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite 2024! Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Chris Graebe, Litigation; Will Graebe, Young Guns; Shannon Joseph, Litigation; Gene Jones, Business; John Kivus, Intellectual; Molly Stuart, Real Estate; and Jennifer Van Doren, Intellectual.

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