James B. Haynes
Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Financing, Sales and Leasing

Retail and Shopping Center Development

Residential, Multi-Family and Mixed-Use Development

1031 Like-Kind Exchanges

LLC’s, Partnerships and Joint Ventures


North Carolina State University, B.A., 2004

Elon University School of Law, J.D., 2009

Bar Admissions

North Carolina, 2009

United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Professional Activities

North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Legislative Committee member

Greensboro Bar Association

NAIOP, Developing Leaders Board

Awards and Publications

Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, real estate law, 2016

Community and
Civic Activities

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc., Future Fund Steering Committee

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc., Future Fund Grant-Making Committee

Member First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro

James B. Haynes


Phone 336-370-8803
Fax 336-370-8830
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230 North Elm Street
Suite 1500
Greensboro, NC 27401

Mr. Haynes focuses his practice primarily in the firm’s commercial real estate group, representing and advising clients in the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of real property, including multi-family housing, retail, industrial centers, office and undeveloped tracts. Jimmy also represents real estate developers and builders with regard to planned unit, condominium and mixed-use developments, as well as drafting and negotiating development and construction agreements. 

Jimmy represents a diverse group of clients with a variety of transactions, ranging in size and complexity from a $250,000 refinance of existing office space to a $45,000,000 purchase of an apartment complex financed through Freddie Mac.

When not practicing law, Jimmy enjoys playing golf, fly fishing, hunting, and rooting on the N.C. State Wolfpack. Jimmy lives in Greensboro with his wife, Kristen, and their two daughters.  

Representative Transactions: 

  • Represented a private real estate company in the purchase of a $24,000,000 apartment complex in Texas financed through a Freddie Mac CME loan.
  • Represented a local bank in the closing of six loans totaling $4,000,000 and secured by real property, equipment and investment accounts.
  • Represented a local business in the purchase of real property in Alamance County for the relocation of their headquarters.
  • Assisted in the representation of a real estate developer in their negotiations with the relocation of a national software company, and specifically responsible for communications and negotiations with CSX Railroad, an adjacent property owner.