Mr. Fricke focuses his practice on commercial real estate finance and development including retail developments, leveraged leasing, utility projects, biotechnology facilities, medical office buildings, manufacturing facilities, and tax-exempt public finance projects.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fricke was a partner in the Raleigh office of a North Carolina law firm where he focused his practice primarily on commercial lending and real estate. Previously, Mr. Fricke was partner in the Raleigh office of an international law firm.
Mr. Fricke is listed in the 2015, 2019 and 2020 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Real Estate Law. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law in 2020 and the nine years immediately preceding. Mr. Fricke was named a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” in the area of Real Estate by Super Lawyers magazine in 2017 and each of the five years immediately preceding. He was recognized as a "Legal Elite" in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and again in 2013 and 2015 by Business North Carolina magazine in the area of Real Estate Law. Mr. Fricke was also recognized as a Triangle area "Mover & Shaker" in 2009 and 2010 and a “Law Impact Leader” in 2009 by Business Leader magazine. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
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Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (1986)
University of Vermont, B.A. (1983)
North Carolina (1986)
U.S. Supreme Court
ULI Triangle Advisory Board, Member (2014-Present)
Triangle Area Red Cross, Board of Directors, Member (2015-Present)
North Carolina Bar Association, Member
Wake County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Wake Forest University, Law Board of Visitors, Member (2008-2011)
Meredith College, Adjunct Faculty, Member (1992-1994)
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