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John H. Northey III

101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280


Julia Culbreth

Business clients value John’s wide-ranging transactional, financial and operational knowledge, experience and perspective, including his ability to provide “hub-of-the-wheel” management of the clients’ transaction, contract, and other legal-intensive activities. In addition, based on his substantial litigation experience, John provides value to clients dealing with risk management, case management, and dispute resolution matters.

Currently, John’s most active practice areas include:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Buy-sell/M&A transactions
  • Commercial real estate
  • Condemnation
  • Contracts
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Finance
  • Franchise
  • Land use and zoning

John's clients have included:

  • Aircraft owners and operators
  • Architects, engineers and surveyors
  • Agribusiness companies
  • Automobile and power equipment dealers
  • Certified public accountants
  • Commercial banks and other financial institutions
  • Construction companies
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Investment bankers
  • Insurance brokers and carriers
  • Manufacturers
  • Mortgage bankers
  • Physicians and other healthcare providers
  • Professional sports teams and entertainment promoters
  • Real estate investors and developers
  • Technology companies
  • Textile companies
  • Trucking and other transportation companies

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association:  Board of Directors; Finance & Operations Committee; Audit Committee, Chair; Business Law Section, Co-Chair; Law Day, Co-Chair
  • North Carolina Bar Association:  Business Law, HealthCare and Real Estate Sections
  • American Bar Association:  Business Law, HealthCare Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., magna cum laude, Cornell Law School, Board of Editors, Cornell Law Review, 1975
  • B.A., with highest honors, Economics, University of North Carolina, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1975