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Alan H. Peterson

Fax +1.919.516.2001
Mr. Peterson is a partner in the Raleigh office. His practice is focused on commercial real estate development, lending, leasing, land use and zoning. He has been actively involved with all phases of office, industrial, retail and multi-family development during his career, including acquisition and site development, landlord representation, and a wide range of land use matters. He has experience with public-private partnerships and public financing of project infrastructure.


  • "Best Lawyers in America," Real Estate Law, 2007-2014, 2019
  • "North Carolina Super Lawyers," Real Estate Law, 2007-2009  
  • "Legal Elite," Business North Carolina Magazine, Real Estate

Professional/Civic Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Real Property Section and Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section)
  • Urban Land Institute (Triangle Chapter Advisory Board 2010-present and Founding Member Executive Committee)
  • City Art Museum (Past Board Chair and Board of Directors)
  • Served as counsel to state port authority on real estate, development, public/private matters, and the preparation and negotiation of the master feasibility agreement, and the concession /development agreement for a new terminal facility.
  • Represented developer in the acquisition of approximately 22,000 acres in eastern North Carolina, including contract negotiations, due diligence, and assistance with the investment structure for the client.
  • Represented a national developer in all aspects of the acquisition , redevelopment and disposition of a multi-block, historic area in downtown Raleigh, N.C. including representation before local and state agencies to secure planning and permitting approvals for the mixed-use project.
  • Represented a national investment fund in connection with real estate development projects in several states including the acquisition and entitlement of a 1,300 acre mixed-use project at the North Carolina coast and a 1,000 acre residential project near Asheville,N.C.
  • Represented a national investment fund in the acquisition of a 560 acre residential project located in South Carolina and North Carolina.