John Livingston is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Investment and Development Team and the firm’s Energy Team. He devotes his practice to sustainable development, including mixed-use projects, LEED certified projects, and renewable energy contracting. Mr. Livingston has experience representing lenders, buyers, sellers, developers, investors, owners, managers and others in all aspects of commercial real estate development, investment and leasing, and solar and biomass developers as well as commercial and industrial energy users.

Mr. Livingston was named a 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 North Carolina "Rising Star" in Real Estate Law by Super Lawyers magazine. He has been recognized as 2013, 2015 and 2016 "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina magazine in the area of Real Estate. Mr. Livingston is also among the first attorneys in Raleigh to be designated a LEED Accredited Professional. He was selected to participate in the 28th class of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Raleigh.

Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section, Legislative Committee, Member

Center for Energy Education, Board of Directors, Member

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) - Research Triangle Chapter, Developing Leaders Board of Directors, President

Urban Land Institute (ULI), Young Leader, Roundtable Committee


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. (2006)
    Order of the Coif, high honors
  • University of Florida, B.S., Civil Engineering (2003)

    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (2006)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Being an effective attorney, advocate, and advisor to my clients for all of their matters.

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John C. Livingston

Experience Highlights

Purchase and sale of renewable energy facilities
Represent numerous buyers and sellers of renewable energy projects in purchase and sale transactions. more
Power and Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase Agreements
Have negotiated dozens of PPA and REC agreements on behalf of renewable energy project developers for projects totaling more than 300 MW of capacity. more
Purchase and Sale of Renewable Energy Facilities
Represent numerous buyers and sellers of renewable energy projects in purchase and sale transactions. more
Project Development and Finance
Assisted client with all aspects of developing and financing a 20MW solar facility in northeastern North Carolina, including joint venture agreement more