Robert M. Friesen
Practice Areas

Commercial Real Property Acquisition, Sale, Leasing, Planning & Zoning, Financing
Residential Real Property
Real Property Taxation
§1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

Robert Friesen brings over twenty years of practical experience to his real estate practice.  He couples expertise and innovation to assist his clients in the realization of their plans in projects that range from retail shopping centers to commercial office space to warehouse, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.  Mr. Friesen is also recognized as an expert in the facilitation of tax-deferred exchanges of real and personal property pursuant to Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.  His clients include large private and public corporations, and he has been involved in hundreds of 1031 exchanges of real and personal property, including complex reverse exchanges.  Mr. Friesen makes frequent presentations to attorneys, accountants, and other professional groups on Section 1031 exchanges.

Education & Experience
Westminster College (1980-1981)
University of Kansas (B.A, 1984)
University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1989)
Commercial Loan Officer, First Union National Bank (1986-1988)

Bar Admissions
State of North Carolina

Selected Professional and Civic Activities
Member, Real Property Law Council, North Carolina Bar Association (1997-2000)
Director, Habitat for Humanity of Moore County, Inc. (1990-1999, 2008-present)
Chairman, Habitat for Humanity of Moore County, Inc. (1997-1999)
Director, Moore Regional Hospital, Inc. (2006-2008)
Director, The O'Neal School (1990-1997)
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