Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1984
  • B.S., University of North Carolina, Phi Beta Kappa, 1981
  • North Carolina, 1984
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Jefferson (Jeff) W. Brown

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Jeff Brown is a Member within Moore & Van Allen's Real Estate practice group. He focuses his practice on the representation of investors and developers in an array of real estate-related transactions and ventures.

Brown represents and serves as counsel to his clients in a comprehensive range of real estate-related matters, from financing, acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture and real estate investment structuring, and development, including complex land use, entitlement and public/private economic development projects. Brown is also active in certain government relations matters.

Of Note

  • Chambers USA - North Carolina, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2014-2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year", 2019, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2003-2021; Land Use and Zoning Law, 2003-2021; Government Relations Practice, 2003-2021
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Real Estate & Land Use Law, 2003-2019
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Real Estate Law, 2008-2012
  • City of Charlotte “Mayor’s Award” recipient - recognizing one Charlotte citizen who has demonstrated unselfish community leadership
  • YMCA of Greater Charlotte George Williams Award recipient 
  • William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, Wildacres Leadership Initiative
  • Charlotte Business Journal “40 under 40” award recipient
  • North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership Fellowship


Professional Affiliations

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees
  • Central Piedmont Community College Foundation Board & President’s Council
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte Foundation Board
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte Center for Real Estate Board of Advisors, Vice-Chairman
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce:
    • Board of Directors;
    • Land Use & Transportation Committees;
    • Aviation Committee (Past Chair); 
    • Legal Counsel & Executive Committee (Past);
    • Public Policy Division, Chair (Past)
    • Transit Referendum Leadership Group (Past);
    • Amendment One Leadership Group (Past)
  • Urban Land Institute Board of Directors - Western NC
  • YMCA of Greater Charlotte:
    • Stratford Richardson YMCA (Current Board; Past Chair);
    • Metro Board & Executive Committee (Past);
    • Public Policy/Comm. Development Chair (Past);
    • Johnston YMCA, Chair (Past);
    • Success by Six/YMCA/Thompson’s Family Services Task Force (Past)
  • Metropolitan Charlotte Citizens Transit Advisory Group, Co-chair (Past)
  • City of Charlotte Privatization/Competition Advisory Committee, Vice-chair (Past)
  • Mecklenburg County Zoning Board of Adjustment (Past)
  • The McCallie School, Alumni Financial Development