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North Carolina


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 draws on his broad litigation experience to advocate for property owners and businesses in land use matters. He represents property owners in rezoning requests, requests for variances, and appeals from the decisions of local planning boards. He also assists property owners seeking just compensation for condemnation of their property by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and North Carolina municipalities. Ty chairs the firm’s Condemnation and Real Estate Disputes Practice Group.

Ty also represents tax-exempt organizations and advises a range of nonprofit organizations, including public charities and private foundations, on governance matters, formation, dissolution and applications for tax-exempt status. 

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Professional Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Law & Society Committee, 2016-19; Chair, 2018-19
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2013-16
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2013
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • UNC Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library Board of Advisors
  • United Way of Central Carolinas, Young Leaders Council Representative, 2015-17
  • Foundation for the Carolinas, Impact Fund for Emerging Philanthropists, Class of 2009
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