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James M. Talley, Jr., Of Counsel

Charlotte Attorney
James M. Talley, Jr., Of Counsel

Phone: 704.377.2500


Languages: English

As a senior shareholder at Horack Talley, Jim Talley’s practice concentrates on commercial real estate development, business formation and operation, and financing for real estate and business ventures.

Mr. Talley’s work with commercial real estate includes involvement with hotel, office, and multi-family development, historic rehabilitation, and management groups connected with the foregoing commercial and multi-family operations. His work includes equity financing, syndicated ventures and a variety of forms of pooling arrangements, as well as land use planning and documentation to effect successful development and operational projects.

Mr. Talley was selected by Law & Politics Magazine as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” for Real Estate Law in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. He also was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Real Estate Law. He is a Sustaining Life Member of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges and law professors whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

Mr. Talley’s professional and community activities include serving as President of the North Carolina Bar Association, President and Chairman of several Legal Services organizations, and as a board member of the UNC Law Alumni Association, St. Peter’s Homes, USS Charlotte Foundation, Myers Park United Methodist Church and Trustees, North Carolina State Bar Plan for Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts. Mr. Talley currently serves on the Board of Directors for Legal Aid of North Carolina, the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation 4ALL Task Force, the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, and the UNC Law Alumni Innovation Advancement Committee.


  • J.D., University of North Carolina, 1964, with Honors
  • Law Review, Order of the Coif, Board of Editors, North Carolina Law Review, 1963-1964
  • B.S., Industrial Relations, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1959


  • North Carolina, 1964

Professional Affiliations:

  • Mecklenburg County Bar 
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors
  • Board of Directors, Legal Aid of North Carolina

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Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A.

2600 One Wells Fargo Center
301 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202-6006
United States

Law Firm Contact: Clayton S. Curry, Jr.

Tel: 704.377.2500

Fax: 704.372.2619



Member Since: 2009

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