Kalyn Simmons focuses her practice on renewable energy. She assists renewable developers with securing site control, including drafting purchase options and lease agreements. She also counsels renewable developers on local land use and zoning regulations and permits.
In addition, Kalyn has experience in administrative and regulatory law. She represents energy clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state utility commissions, including obtaining certificates of public convenience and necessity as well as Qualifying Facilities (QF) certification.
In her commercial real estate practice, Kalyn concentrates on the acquisition, development, and leasing of commercial properties. She also advises clients on land use and zoning, including securing rezonings and special use permits. She has experience representing multifamily developments, hotels, and mixed-use projects.
Prior to joining Parker Poe, Kalyn practiced with a boutique firm in Cary, NC, where she handled civil litigation and business law matters. Kalyn is a former law clerk with Judge Chris Dillon of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She has also interned with the Town of Cary Attorney's Office, where she focused on real estate and zoning.
While earning her law degree from Campbell University, Kalyn was a graduate assistant for the External Relations department and worked extensively with alumni. She also served as managing partner of the Pro Bono Council's Wills and Advance Directives Project.