Vanderbilt University, J.D., 2008; Symposium Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
Indiana University, M.A., 2005, Chancellor’s Fellowship
Florida State University, M.A., 2001
Centre College, B.A., 2000
Ty Shaffer is a litigator representing property owners and businesses in real estate disputes and land use matters.
A significant portion of Ty’s practice focuses on the representation of property owners seeking just compensation for condemnation of their property by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and North Carolina municipalities. He currently chairs the firm’s Condemnation and Real Estate Disputes Practice Group. Ty also assists property owners in land use and zoning matters, including rezoning requests, requests for variances, and appeals from the decisions of local planning boards.
Ty also has broad business litigation experience covering a range of matters, including complex commercial disputes, bankruptcy cases, creditors’ rights litigation and appeals.
Honors & Awards
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, North Carolina Rising Star, business litigation, 2014-17
Represents commercial and individual property owners in condemnation actions brought by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the city of Charlotte.
Assists property owners and businesses in the rezoning process, including representing applicants before local boards.
Represented a commercial nursery in connection with obtaining variances for developing a site in Matthews, North Carolina.
Represented a nonprofit affordable housing developer before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and obtained an order affirming the trial court's order that a conditional use permit be granted to the developer. Affordable Housing Group of North Carolina v. Town of Mooresville, 2012 WL 4880833 (slip op.) (N.C. App. 2012).
Represents clients in property-related disputes, including trespass actions, deed reformation and actions for breaches of lease agreements.
Represented a national banking association and obtained summary judgment on claims brought by more than 70 borrowers who invested in a failed real estate development. The trial court's award of summary judgment was affirmed on appeal. Fazzari v. Infinity Partners, LLC, 762 S.E. 2d 237 (N.C. App. 2014).
Assists in the representation of a manufacturer of asbestos-containing industrial products in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The representation included adversary proceedings asserting fraud and civil RICO claims arising from widespread misconduct in the mass tort system.
News & Events
- Jan. 26, 2017
- March 18, 2016
- Feb. 4, 2016
- Jan. 27, 2016
- Sept. 22, 2015
- Jan. 21, 2015
- Dec. 26, 2014
- Feb. 3, 2014
- Jan. 21, 2014
- Oct. 10, 2008
Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation Center
2850 Zebulon Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28208May 6, 2016
Bar & Foundation Center
2850 Zebulon Avenue
Charlotte, North CarolinaMay 8, 2015
101 North Tryon Street, Suite 1900
Charlotte, North Carolina 28246May 14, 2014
- June 8, 2011NCNG Quarterly Newsletter
- May 2010Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- June 2009Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- Mecklenburg County Bar, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2013-16; Law & Society Committee, 2016-19
- American Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association, Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section Council, 2015-present; Co-Editor, Land Use Law Quarterly, 2015-present
- United Way of Central Carolinas, Young Leaders Council Representative
- Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2013
- Foundation for the Carolinas, Impact Fund for Emerging Philanthropists, Class of 2009
- North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program, Pro Bono Appellate Attorney