John McNames focuses his practice on real estate, finance, and capital markets. He has experience representing loan servicers, lenders, and private equity firms in foreclosures, receiverships, and loan modifications. He has also served as substitute trustee in commercial foreclosures. John also has experience in the purchase and sale of real estate, title matters, taxable and tax-exempt bond financing, and HUD-insured financings.

Prior to joining the firm, John was an associate and then a partner in the Winston-Salem office of a North Carolina business law firm where he focused his practice on real estate transactions. Previously, he was an associate in the Winston-Salem office of a transatlantic law firm where he concentrated his practice on capital markets, commercial real estate, and foreclosures.

While attending law school, John served as a legal intern at a bankruptcy law firm based in Jacksonville, Florida where he assisted in the preparation and filing of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 petitions. He also served as a summer law clerk at a general practice law firm in Jacksonville, Florida.

John was recognized in 2023 and the five years prior by The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law. He was also recognized in 2023 and the three years prior as a North Carolina "Rising Star" for Real Estate by Super Lawyers magazine.


Florida Coastal School of Law J.D. (2012) Phi Delta Phi

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill B.A., Political Science (2009)


North Carolina (2012)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (2016)

U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (2016)

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (2013)

Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member

Real Estate Lawyers Association of North Carolina (RELANC), Member

Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), Piedmont Triad Chapter, Member

Forsyth County Business Lawyers Association, Member

Chicago Title Insurance Company and Investors Title Insurance Company, Approved Attorney

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