Community Association Management

Community Association Management

Community Association Management We understand the every-day challenges faced by boards and their managers and work tirelessly to make sure their legal needs are addressed promptly and efficiently. We understand the issues, have the solutions and are here to help. Homeowner and cond… Read More

General Counsel to Community Association Boards

Brownlee Whitlow & Praet provides community association boards with guidance on the interpretation of their governing documents, and advises on how boards can amend these documents so that they continue to serve the needs of the community. We reg… Read More

Collection Services

One of the most common services provided to our association clients is the collection of monies owed by delinquent property owners. Our attorneys utilize the most sophisticated services available to locate any and all available assets of community me… Read More

Litigation Services

Attorneys from the Brownlee Whitlow & Praet Community Associations Group regularly appear in courts throughout North Carolina and South Carolina on behalf of our association clients. We advocate in favor of their rights to collect past due assess… Read More

Board Transitions

The transition from developer control of the board to owner control is a process that can take many months and possibly years to complete. Brownlee Whitlow & Praet is able to advise on every step of this process so that the transition is complete… Read More

Real Estate Transactions

At Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC, we are experienced in providing real estate services to both residential and commercial clients. Although our commercial real estate attorneys are experienced representing buyers, sellers, owners, and renters in… Read More

Commercial & Investment Real Estate

At Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC, we assist clients with all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including negotiating, drafting and reviewing complex, integrated documents for the acquisition, financing, leasing, development, exchan… Read More

Multifamily Purchase and Sale

We close and assist with closing multifamily apartment communities throughout the United States. Our background in advising multifamily clients in their day to day operations, and the great number of multifamily apartment purchases and sales we have… Read More

Private Lender Representation

For many real estate investors, loans in North Carolina come from large lenders like Wells Fargo. Many come from smaller institutional lenders or individuals, either directly or through self-directed IRAs or 401ks. Frequently, these lenders do not ha… Read More

Real Estate Syndication

In today’s economy, there are many distressed properties available for acquisition, such as multifamily apartment communities, REO single-family homes, residential rental properties and commercial real estate. Many buyers find it advisable to p… Read More


Mortgages on commercial property are often a major — sometimes even the largest — component of a growing or established business’s expenses. Especially in a real estate market where volatility has been intense and sustained, an expense audi… Read More

Commercial Landlord and Tenant

Experienced Dispute Resolution Services for Commercial Landlords and Tenants The relationship between landlords and tenants in a commercial building may be regulated not only by the lease agreement, but by local laws. The stakes can be high if there… Read More

1031 Exchanges

The experienced real estate lawyers at Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC offer representation to individuals and companies in North Carolina and locations worldwide interested in leveraging a commercial or residential real estate investment through… Read More

Residential Real Estate

The purchase of a home is not just one of the largest financial investments you may ever make; we know it is also one of your largest emotional investments. A home is so much more than house. Perhaps you are purchasing a home in preparation of starti… Read More
Multifamily / Apartment Management Law

Multifamily / Apartment Management Law

Multifamily / Apartment Management Law We provide our clients with assistance for all of their multifamily/apartment needs throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. As government agencies adopt more regulations regarding the operation of multifamily and apartment communities, we help… Read More

Housing Discrimination Defense

Individuals who are denied residence in a rental home sometimes claim they are the victims of housing discrimination because of race, gender, national origin or other factors. These charges are taken seriously by governmental bodies. The Fair Housing… Read More

Employment Practices, Wage and Hour, and Discrimination Defense

Employment practices law is ever changing. These days there are more and more requirements and laws addressing employment issues. Brownlee Whitlow & Praet will work with you, your human resources team and, when necessary, your insurer to advise y… Read More

Environmental Matters

Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably seen headlines regarding resident/tenant mold or lead based claims. Often these claims are defensible. But they must be taken seriously because, if not handled properly, your liability can be… Read More

Lease Drafting, Review and Amendment

Though many of our clients use leases provided by the National Apartment Association, the Apartment Association of North Carolina, or the State realtors boards, many have drafted their own leases that they use in many different states and need review… Read More

Purchase, Sale and Refinance of Multifamily Communities

At Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, we assist clients with the purchase and sale of multifamily communities throughout the United States. When those communities are outside of North Carolina, we associate with local counsel for compliance with local tit… Read More

LIHTC and Section 8

Our firm represents real estate owners of single family homes and large multifamily projects, including tax credit properties, properties receiving project-based Section 8 assistance and other subsidies, housing authorities and rooming houses. We are… Read More
Corporate & Business Law

Corporate & Business Law

Corporate & Business Law Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC provides counseling and representation to individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations in all aspects of their businesses, from planning, organization and formation of new businesses to di… Read More

Property Tax Appeal

At Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC, we concentrate on tax appeals of multifamily communities and commercial properties and work with experienced appraisers and real estate experts to prepare a clear and comprehensive argument based on the unique n… Read More

Real Estate Commission Compliance

Too often, when residents face eviction or loss of security deposit, they will seek to retaliate by filing a complaint with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC). As you are aware, the NCREC oversees who may or may not manage multifamily… Read More