Nathaniel Parker of Ellis & Parker

Nathaniel’s practice is focused on real estate litigation, land use, zoning, and municipal law, and business torts. He handles real estate and land use related litigation matters, negotiates and enforces leases, contracts, restrictive covenants and other real estate agreements, and helps clients obtain development permissions from local governments. Nathaniel also regularly represents businesses, property owners and developers in condemnation proceedings, in land use litigation against local governments, in quasi-judicial proceedings before local boards, and in administrative hearings before state agencies and licensing boards.

Nathaniel’s legal career began as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge James C. Dever III in Raleigh. Prior to founding Parker & Ellis PLLC, Nathaniel was an associate at K&L Gates LLP, one of the largest global law firms. Nathaniel has also owned several small businesses.

Nathaniel is committed to seeking justice for the oppressed. He works with survivors of human trafficking in North Carolina through JusticeMatters, a faith-based legal services organization.

Phone (919) 229-4114
Fax (919) 741-4599

853 Durham Road, Suite C
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D.)
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A. Ministry Leadership, expected May 2014)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. with honors)


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
North Carolina Bar Association, Land Use and Zoning Section
Triangle Leadership Forum, Class of 2012

Representative Case

Amward Homes, Inc. v. Town of Cary, 698 S.E.2d 404 (N.C. App. 2010)

Publications and Speaking Engagements

“Going ... Going ... Gone! Why Time is of the Essence in Preserving the Value of Development Entitlements in Distressed
Real Estate Assets,” co-authored Real Estate Alert with William J. Brian, Jr., April 15, 2010
“Exactions, Impact Fees and Adequate Public Facilities Ordinances ? Can They Really Do That?” NC Bar Assoc. CLE
presentation with Laura Loyek, April 2008
“Site plan reviewers need to keep politics out,” co-authored article with Eric Braun, Triangle Business Journal, October 26,
“Restrictive Covenants and Related Issues,” co-authored manuscript for Wake Forest University School of Law CLE
Program with Patrick Byker, March 2007
“Understanding Flexible Funding: The Difficult Case of ISTEA and TEA-21,” authored honors thesis for UNC-Chapel Hill,
Department of Public Policy, 2000