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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.

Brown has also been awarded "Lawyer of the Year" in Best Lawyers in America for Land Use and Zoning Law in 2021 and prior years.  

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", 2021, 2019
  • 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