William G. Burgin III

Direct: 336.271.5241
Fax: 336.274.6590


Martha Bailey
Direct: 336.271.5202

It helps to have a skilled guide who can give you confidence to navigate the shoals and rapids of the real estate world. For more than 30 years, Bill Burgin, a Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law, has done this for his clients time and time again, helping them accomplish their goals in an efficient and timely manner. Whether dealing with a knotty title problem, a complex environmental issue, or making sure that loan terms do not impede the normal functioning of a business, Bill strives to represent his clients fervently while also treating all parties involved with fairness and professionalism.

Bill concentrates his practice on representing business clients in commercial real estate, commercial and real estate lending, affordable housing and leasing matters. He regularly advises clients on all aspects of buying and selling, Section 1031 exchanges, personal property financing, and development issues, and has represented both banks and borrowers on complex loan transactions, often involving locations in several states. In addition, Bill drafts and reviews commercial leases for clients from both the landlord and tenant perspectives.

Bill joined the practice of law from an academic background, originally planning to study law and teach.  However, after discovering the intellectual and personal satisfaction from helping clients reach their goals, he altered his plans and has since been rewarded with an immensely fulfilling profession.

Recent Representative Matters

  • When a client faced the challenge of selling its property for a highway project and finding a suitable replacement in short order, Bill was able to assist in buying a large but environmentally challenging industrial site which included implementing a Brownfield regime to protect the client from any environmental liability.
  • When the sale of an office building was stalled by an encroachment of the building into the neighboring church’s property, Bill interceded with the church and negotiated a land swap that eliminated the encroachment. The deal also included negotiating an agreement for the church to park on the adjacent property on Sundays.

Outside of the Office

Though Bill spends a lot of time indoors working on behalf of his clients, he also enjoys getting exercise outdoors through hiking with his two beagles and by playing tennis, often on a USTA team. In addition, Bill, a former history teacher, is an avid reader and has been a member of a men’s book club for over 15 years.

Bill grew up in Mississippi before marrying a Carolina girl and has lived in North Carolina most of his adult life.


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