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Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
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Johnston, Allison & Hord
1065 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
704.332.1181    Fax: 704.376.1628
Jeanne A. Pearson PARTNER
Tel: 704-998-2229 | Fax: 704-323-4629
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  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Financing
  • Land Use and Mixed-Use/Planned Development
  • Creditors' Rights Litigation


  • University of Tulsa (J.D., 1996)
  • Clemson University (B.A., History, 1993)


  • North Carolina, 2003
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2001
  • South Carolina, 1996

Representative Transactions

  • Represent commercial real estate developers in connection with all aspects of negotiation, acquisition, development and financing matters including but not limited to negotiating and drafting sales and acquisition contracts, easement agreements, restrictive covenants, and condominium declarations and related documents, and owners' association documents.
  • Represent local and national builders in connection with the negotiation and acquisition of lots from developers for the construction of residential homes in planned communities, including related owner's association issues.
  • Represented regional healthcare provider in sale/ leaseback of five multi-story medical office buildings comprised of 650,000 square feet with an overall transaction value of $125+ million.
  • Represented regional healthcare provider in a credit lease financing transaction involving the sale and leaseback of 22 medical office buildings located in North and South Carolina to investors in five property groups with an overall transaction value of $120+ million.
  • Represented investor in connection with the restructuring and recapitalization of a joint venture and modification of related financing involving a mixed use development consisting of 24 properties owned by four related entities with a value after recapitalization of $24+ million.
  • Represent large Southeastern fast food restaurant chain in connection with the acquisition and development of outparcel sites, leasing and other real estate development matters.
  • Represent mini-storage chain in connection with the acquisition, financing and development of sites for mini-storage facilities, including the bulk sale of five properties, three of which were completed facilities, located in North and South Carolina with an overall value of over $18 million.
  • Represent several regional and national owners and operators of apartment complexes in connection with the acquisition, financing and sale of properties.
  • Represent lenders in connection with suits on notes, leases, guarantees or other financial instruments; claim and delivery proceedings; receiverships; and foreclosures.

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Tulsa Law Journal, Production Editor
  • "2016 South Carolina Leadership in Law Honoree," South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, March 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County, NC Bar Association
  • York County, SC Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Elder (2018-2020)
  • Member of Historic Charlotte, Inc.'s Board of Directors (2008-2011)
  • City of Rock Hill Zoning Board of Appeals (Board Member, 2001-2009; Chair 2003-2007)

* CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.