Named “One to Watch” by Best Lawyers of America, Holly Bannerman is a member in the commercial real estate group.


Holly Bannerman concentrates her practice in commercial real estate. She represents developers, owners, landlords, tenants and limited partners in a variety of real estate transactions, including land acquisitions, dispositions, financing, development and leasing. She also specializes in joint venture and limited partnership agreements and the related structuring of real estate transactions. Holly has experience representing developers and sponsors in all aspects of a new development, from raising equity and negotiating joint venture agreements (at the individual investor and preferred equity levels) to land acquisition and financing to development agreements to leasing and/or disposition.

Prior to joining the firm, Holly practiced corporate law in Raleigh.



  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2024
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Real Estate, 2023-2024
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Real Estate Law, 2024
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law "Ones to Watch," 2021-2023




  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Former Board of Advisors Member, North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology



  • Author, Fracking, Eminent Domain, and the Need for Legal Reform: The Gap Left by the Clean Energy and Economic Security Act, North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, 2012


J.D., University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill, 2014, with Honors, North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology-Editor-in-Chief

M.E.M., Duke University, 2011

B.A., North Carolina State University, 2009, magna cum laude


  • North Carolina, 2014
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