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Anil J. Makhija

Raleigh | 919.835.4500
Fax | 919.834.4564

Anil Makhija is a real estate and commercial development attorney. He focuses his practice on telecommunications matters and commercial real estate transactions.

Prior to joining Parker Poe, Anil served as in-house counsel for nearly a decade with companies in the telecommunications, retail, and financial services industries. During his career, he has served as lead counsel for his clients’ mergers and acquisitions efforts, regularly closed capitalized multimillion-dollar real estate transactions, structured and negotiated commercial real estate contracts, and managed all leasing activities for a national portfolio of retail locations.

Anil maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients through Legal Aid of North Carolina.

Representative Experience

  • Represented national retailer of Verizon Wireless in multimillion-dollar acquisition of retail locations and led all post-closing efforts to mitigate client’s exposure from selling party’s bankruptcy.
  • Represented cell tower operator in successful bid to acquire long-term interest in multiple tower locations with a municipality.
  • Implemented settlement of dispute between cell tower operator and land aggregator to protect and secure client’s long-term interest in asset portfolio.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" in Real Estate Law, 2021


  • Town of Wake Forest, Greenways Advisory Board Member, 2018-present