Real Estate

Shanahan Law Group partner Tonya Powell appointed to the N.C. Electronic Mortgage Closing Advisory Committee

RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 17, 2019) – N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall has appointed, Tonya Powell, partner with Raleigh-based Shanahan Law Group, PLLC, to the North Carolina Electronic Mortgage Closing Advisory Committee, effective immediately. “Tonya Powell’s experience working with commercial real estate clients and as in-house counsel for a large real estate developer has given…

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Shanahan Law Group associate James White named to N.C. Bar Association’s Real Property Section Council

James R. White, an associate attorney with Shanahan Law Group, PLLC, recently began a three-year term as a member of the N.C. Bar Association’s Real Property Section Council, which deals with numerous issues affecting real property practice in North Carolina. White concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, buyer and seller representation…

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Amendment Needed

On June 27, a state House Committee refused to even hear a bill calling for a constitutional amendment to prevent government from using eminent domain authority to take our private property for economic development purposes (news story, June 28). Instead of allowing this important bill to be heard, it was sent to the Rules Committee…

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Group aims to limit eminent domain

Rob Christensen and Wade Rawlins, Staff Writers Former Raleigh Councilman Kieran Shanahan is creating a statewide organization to protect private property rights and fight abuse of eminent domain laws. Shanahan, a Raleigh attorney, has created the N.C. Property Rights Coalition, which will push for a state constitutional amendment to restrict government use of eminent domain…

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Kieran Shanahan launches N.C. Property Rights Coalition

RALEIGH, N.C. – Kieran Shanahan, a Raleigh attorney and former member of the Raleigh City Council, has launched a new statewide grassroots organization to protect citizens’ private property rights and fight eminent domain abuse. The organization, called the North Carolina Property Rights Coalition, will push for an amendment to the North Carolina Constitution that prohibits…

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New group takes aim at eminent domain

Kieran Shanahan, a Raleigh attorney and former member of the Raleigh City Council, has launched a new statewide organization that will advocate for limits on the use of eminent domain to seize property in North Carolina. The organization, called the North Carolina Property Rights Coalition , is a nonprofit coalition of individuals including Raleigh City…

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Topsail turns to eminent domain to get boat ramp

By Trista Talton Staff Writer Topsail Beach is invoking its power of eminent domain – skipping a potentially long court battle – to obtain land for a public boat ramp. “That procedure will allow us to take possession of the boat ramp in about 30 days, and we’ll be able to open it to the…

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Defense of hotel is a twist

Recent weeks have produced one of the stranger sights in the endless debate over fake stucco and Raleigh’s downtown Marriott: Kieran Shanahan arguing in the hotel’s favor. While on the City Council, Shanahan voiced some of the loudest opposition to the downtown convention center — now priced at $215 million — and the hotel that…

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