University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with high honors, 1999, Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, North Carolina Law Review, 1997-99
Duke University, B.A., 1995
Will Packard's practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate. His breadth of experience representing developers, lenders and owners of commercial real estate allows him to craft pragmatic legal advice for clients in order to get deals closed.
As chair of the firm's Real Estate Department, Will regularly represents developer clients in the development, acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial real estate, with particular emphasis on retail, industrial and golf course projects. His representation of developers has also included significant work involving bankruptcy laws related to real estate.
Will represents lenders in connection with acquisition and construction loans on a variety of projects secured by real estate as well as workouts of such loans. He often acts as local counsel in connection with out-of-state lender loans secured by North Carolina and South Carolina projects.
Will’s practice also includes representing commercial landlords and tenants in the preparation and negotiation of leases for office, retail and industrial facilities, including ground leases. His diverse background in leasing has given him a good understanding of what can be expected in negotiations in order to efficiently finalize leases for clients.
Honors & Awards
- Mecklenburg County Bar, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2009
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, real estate, 2011-13; North Carolina Rising Star, 2009-10
- Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte’s Forty Under 40, 2008
Represents a developer in the development and sale of well over 100 build-to-suit retail stores and restaurants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Florida, Texas and Ohio, including the negotiation of development agreements with several national retailers.
Represents a developer in connection with large build-to-suit distribution centers in New Jersey and North Carolina for a Fortune 500 company.
Represents developer in the development and sale of shopping centers and power centers in North Carolina and Virginia.
Represented a logistics company in the sale-leaseback of an industrial building of approximately 175,000 square feet and a build-to-suit industrial lease of an approximately 370,000-square-foot building.
Represents a regional bank in connection with acquisition and construction loans throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.
Represented a developer in connection with the acquisition of a building in the historic district of Charleston, South Carolina.
Represented a private golf course in its sale to a company that owns and operates multiple golf courses.
Represented a developer in connection with the sale of multiple golf courses and associated residential developments in Florida and Georgia.
Represented the owner in the sale of a 22-story building in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
Represented a developer in the bulk sale of over 100 residential condominium units.
Represented a developer as special corporate counsel in connection with its bankruptcy.
Represented a nonprofit in connection with the drafting and negotiation of a joint venture agreement among multiple nonprofit and governmental agencies in connection with Hall House, a temporary shelter for homeless families located in a former high-rise residential building in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
News & Events
- Feb. 26, 2016
- Six Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 18, 2013
- Seven Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 23, 2012
- Seven Shareholders Included Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in the Top 10Jan. 21, 2011
- Forty-Six Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Named North Carolina Super Lawyers, North Carolina Rising Stars for 2010Jan. 28, 2010
- April 30, 2009
- Jan. 23, 2009
- June 6, 2008
- North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law: Business, Commercial and Industrial Transactions
- South Carolina State Bar, Real Estate Section
- North Carolina State Bar, Real Property Section
- Mecklenburg County Bar, Real Property Section
- American Bar Association, Real Property Section
- A Child's Place, Board of Directors, 2004-11, President, 2008-09; Chair, Governance Committee, 2007-09
- Children and Family Services Center, Board of Directors, 2004-14; President 2012-13; Vice President 2011-12; Secretary, 2009-11; Chair, Real Estate Committee, 2006-08 and 2013-present; Chair, Governance Committee, 2009-12
- Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2004