Michelle Gonzalez

Real Estate Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Email mgonzalez@wardandsmith.com
919.277.9183 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Michelle is a real estate attorney, representing buyers, sellers, and lenders in commercial real estate matters and transactions. She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements and loan and lease agreements. She also represents clients in acquisitions, dispositions, and refinance transactions for office buildings, shopping centers, and multifamily communities. 

Additionally, Michelle directs the due diligence process for commercial real estate transactions, conducting extensive reviews of relevant documents and ground-up developments, including declarations, covenants, easements, surveys, and site plans. This process further includes drafting deeds of trust, promissory notes, and the necessary documentation to complete each closing.


  • J.D., cum laude, St. Thomas University School of Law, 2014; St. Thomas Law Review, Articles Editor
  • B.A., Florida International University, 2011

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Tenth Judicial District Wake County Bar Association
  • Wake County Real Property Lawyers Association

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2018
  • Southern District of Florida, 2015
  • Florida, 2014

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 20234

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