Jeff Benson is the Team Leader for Kilpatrick Townsend's Real Estate Investment and Development Team. He concentrates his practice on commercial real estate, including development, zoning and land use, leasing and real estate finance. In financing transactions, Mr. Benson has represented both borrowers and lenders in a variety of construction and permanent financing projects and has assisted clients in establishing private placement funds.
Mr. Benson was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law in 2014 and the seven years immediately preceding. He is listed in the 2013 and the four years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Real Estate Law and has been named a North Carolina "Super Lawyer" in Real Estate by SuperLawyers magazine every year since 2006. He was named to Business North Carolina's 2009, 2012 and 2013 "Legal Elite" list for Real Estate Law. In 2003, Mr. Benson was selected by Triangle Business Journal for its "40 Under 40" list that recognizes outstanding Research Triangle leaders under 40 years of age and in 2008 was awarded the community leadership "Movers and Shakers" award by Business Leader Magazine. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.
Professional & Community Activities
Meals on Wheels of Wake County, Board of Directors, President
Episcopal Housing Ministry, Board of Directors, Member
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Triangle Chapter, Former Board Member and President
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), North Carolina Chapter, Member and Former Board Member
North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member and Former Member of Real Property Council
Wake County Bar Association, Member
Urban Land Institute, Member
North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry (NCCBI), Former Member of Transportation Committee
Raleigh, North Carolina Board of Adjustment, Former Chairman