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Zack practices as a commercial real estate attorney in the firm’s Raleigh office and advises clients in all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions. His diverse group of clients include commercial developers, investors, buyers, sellers and lenders on a variety of projects.

Zack has successfully represented his clients on multi-family, mixed-use, industrial, retail and office projects.

Prior to joining Manning Fulton, Zack served as a law clerk to the Honorable Phil Berger Jr. on the Supreme Court of North Carolina. During law school he interned with Judge John M. Tyson of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

In his spare time, Zack enjoys spending time with his wife, Christin, and their son, Brian, as well as playing golf and spending time on North Carolina’s coast with family and friends.




  • Campbell University School of Law – J.D. – 2020
  • North Carolina State University – B.S. – 2014

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina (2020)

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • Wake County Bar Association Member (2021 to Present)
  • North Carolina Bar Association Member (2020 to Present)
  • North Carolina State Bar Member (2020 to Present)
  • Best Lawyers: One’s to Watch – Real Estate Law (2024)

Prior Experience/Clerkship

  • Law Clerk – Justice Phil Berger, Jr. – Supreme Court of North Carolina – 2020-21

Community Engagement

Hayes Barton Baptist Church  Member– Raleigh, NC

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