With his extensive personal and professional experience in the governance of privately held companies, Walt is adept at handling disputes concerning complex agreements to govern, purchase, sell, finance, and dissolve business ventures. Having developed and financed real property, Walt has personal experience with the governance of closely held companies and commercial lender/borrower/guarantor relationships. Walt has an “AV" Peer Review Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and was included in the Best Lawyers in America© from 2013-2015.

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Walt particularly enjoys working with clients who improve and finance real estate in eastern North Carolina, where he grew up. His clients include commercial and residential developers and general contractors, financial entities and their borrowers, and a variety of real estate-based professionals. Having developed and financed real property, Walt has personal experience with many issues that come up in the business of improving raw land. Walt has been named a member of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” for Construction Law from 2013-2015.

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Walt has extensive experience with regulatory and administrative compliance, including matters before the medical, legal, dental, banking, engineering, audiology, general contracting, insurance, environmental and real estate boards, agencies and commissions.

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"AV" Peer Review Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Commercial Litigation and Construction Law (2013-2017)

Recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s "Legal Elite" in Litigation (2014) and Construction Law (2013-2017)

Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) for Business Litigation (2017)

CDRC Certified Superior Court Mediator

Board of Directors, Wake Technical Community College Foundation, 2016-present

Board of Directors and Executive Committee,  Wake Education Partnership, 2010-present

Board of Directors,  Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, 2013-2014

Advisory Committees, North Carolina Real Estate Commission (ad hoc bases)

Member, American Bar Association

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Wake County Bar Association

Walt Tippett has been a commercial litigator and business lawyer in his native eastern North Carolina for almost 20 years. Prior to law school, Walt worked as a staff member of a standing Joint Committee of the United States Congress and as a barrister’s research assistant in Lincoln’s Inn, London.

Walt has tried cases in state and federal courtrooms, but he is always alert for those times when staying out of court may be in his client’s best interest. "Sometimes the best result can only be earned by fighting as hard as we can all the way through trial," Walt said. "But for a long-term relationship with a client, that can never be your only strategy."

As a committee staff member on Capitol Hill, Walt saw firsthand the importance of effective communication in advocacy. "Communicating effectively and with authority has been an essential skill since governments first tried to control markets," he said. Walt applies those lessons every day to his work for clients, whether in a business transaction, in litigation, or in trying to clear hurdles imposed by government regulation. "That's the service good lawyers provide," Walt said. "We clear the way for things to get done."

Aggressive representation always starts with identifying the root problem – which often differs from the reason your client called – and developing creative and efficient strategies to eliminate it.

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