Overview

Bob Hull has over 40 years of experience counseling clients on issues ranging from general business matters to intricate real estate and corporate, acquisitions, dispositions and financings. 

A Focus on Real Estate

Bob currently serves as Senior Counsel with Nexsen Pruet and, on a part-time basis, as General (In-House) Counsel with long-time Nexsen Pruet clients,  Canopy REALTOR® Association, Canopy MLS and their affiliated companies. Over the years, Bob has represented several other regional REALTOR® Associations and real estate multiple listing services across the country on various engagements. His real estate practice focused on commercial real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions and financings, title examinations and title insurance matters, commercial lending and retail and office leasing transactions. He has worked with real estate developers, buyers, sellers and lenders in all aspects of real estate transactions. He has also advised out-of-state real estate lenders on North Carolina-related legal issues. 

Helping Business Owners

Bob has assisted many corporate clients in handling various business matters, negotiating contracts and carrying out business transactions of all types. He has advised clients on company formation matters, ongoing management and ownership issues as well as merger and acquisition transactions. Bob has also advised clients on business succession planning and other estate planning matters.

Community & Professional

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte Athletic Foundation, Former President
  • Commonwealth and Stewart Creek Charter Schools, former Board Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Casting a fly on a North Carolina stream or spending time with family in the North Carolina mountains or at the North Carolina coast is where Bob is most relaxed. He fishes as often as he can throughout the state and has even had the opportunity to angle on streams in Virginia, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah. 

As a native of Charlotte,  Bob has always been  active in the local community and has served in leadership roles with the Mecklenburg County Bar, UNC Charlotte Athletic Foundation, St. Gabriel and St. Patrick Catholic Churches,the House of Mercy in Belmont, NC and other civic organizations.  

Bob and his wife, Tammy, have 2 married children and 5 grandchildren.

Experience

  • Serves, part-time, as General (In-House) Counsel to Canopy REALTOR® Association, Canopy MLS and their affiliated companies and has represented other REALTOR® Associations and real estate multiple listing services across the country on various engagements.
  • Represented a large mid-Atlantic real estate multiple listing service in connection with a merger transaction involving a total of 38 REALTOR® Associations and multiple listing services to create Bright MLS, one of the nation's largest real estate multiple listing services, operating in the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. 
  • Represented various parties in numerous business transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, joint ventures and other similar transactions for private and public companies.
  • Represented regional airline and original shareholders in initial public stock offering and other on-going corporate and securities compliance matters.
  • Advised clients on rights and duties of directors, officers and shareholders and related corporate governance matters.
  • Advised many family businesses in connection with generational transfer of control issues.
  • Represented commercial lenders in negotiating, structuring, restructuring and documenting loan transactions secured by real estate and other collateral.
  • Represented clients in the acquisition, leasing, financing, development and disposition of commercial, industrial and mixed-use real estate projects.
  • Represented landlords and tenants in retail, office and industrial leasing transactions.
  • Represented an equipment leasing company in a multi-million dollar financing of new and amended loans.
  • Represented a motorsports company in a multi-million dollar line of credit refinancing.
  • Represented Seller in connection with disposition of multi-state food brokerage business.
  • Represented clients in private securities offerings.
  • Represented clients in connection with the creation of restrictive covenants for residential and commercial developments.
  • Represented a local college in connection with the leasing of a dormitory for mixed-used purposes.
  • Represented various automobile dealerships in real estate acquisition transactions.

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law, Since 2015
  • Listed by Business NC Legal Elite in the area of Business

Admissions

  • North Carolina
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What is your philosophy on client service?

Do the best I can possibly do for the client and realizing when I may not be the right attorney for the matter and not hesitating to refer the client to someone who can better help.

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