Ted Rast works with owners, lenders, tenants, investors and developers on traditional real estate assets and substantial multi-state transactions.


With extensive experience with transactions involving retail, industrial, office and institutional properties, Ted regularly counsels clients on business and legal aspects of commercial real estate related to acquisition, financing, leasing, zoning and development. 



  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2005-2023
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2008
  • Trustee and the Founding Board Chair, Trinity Episcopal School
  • Chair, the Mecklenburg Council on Aging
  • Member, Board of Trustees, the Foundation of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Former Board Member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Education Foundation and United Way of Central Carolinas
  • Past President, Thompson Children’s Home
  • Past President, Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center
  • Served on active duty with the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer




  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Real Estate Section, Former Member of Section Council and Former Co-Chair, Commercial Real Estate Committee



B.A., Yale University, 1969

J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1974


  • North Carolina, 1979
  • Ohio, 1974 (inactive)
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Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2020

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