Stanley M. Sams

P: 252.215.4005
F: 252.215.4077

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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 8088
Greenville, NC 27835-8088

Professional Experience

Mr. Sams has many years of experience in a broad range of real estate, business, and transactional matters, including business start-ups, financing, contracts, and transfers.  He regularly represents companies in the acquisition, governmental approval, and development of cellular and telecommunication tower facilities.  Mr. Sams represents clients in negotiating and closing purchases, sales, financing, leases of real estate, and commercial and residential development, as well as in planning for and creating conservation easements.  He has substantial experience in economic development projects throughout eastern North Carolina, representing development organizations, lenders, and industries.  Mr. Sams' practice areas also include negotiating construction contracts, advising clients on construction liens, related construction law matters, tax-deferred exchanges, real estate brokerage issues, subdivision, and the governmental approval process.  He has served as lecturer with the East Carolina University School of Business.  Mr. Sams has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 1979
  • All state courts in North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina


  • J.D., The University of North Carolina School of Law, 1979. Holderness Moot Court Bench, Magister of Phi Delta Phi.
  • B.S., Business Administration, East Carolina University, 1976

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Carolinas Wireless Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Sections: Business Law; Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law; Real Property (former member, Real Property Council)

Practice Groups

Practice Concentrations

  • Cellular and Telecommunication Facilities Law
  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Financing, Development, Subdivision, and Sale
  • Planned Community and Condominium Formation
  • Conservation Easements
  • Negotiation and Preparation of Leases
  • Creation and Governance of Corporations and Business Organizations
  • Real Estate Licensing and Broker Issues
  • Representation of Financial Institutions and Borrowers in Loan Transactions
  • Tax-Deferred Exchanges
  • Economic Development Issues
  • Restrictive Covenants Drafting and Issues
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation

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