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Laura D. Goode

Raleigh | 919.835.4648
Fax | 919.834.4564

Laura Goode concentrates her practice on commercial real estate, including land use, municipal infrastructure, and telecommunications. She has helped clients with multiple large-scale projects that entailed negotiating complicated transactions and navigating land use law.

Laura advises on a range of commercial real estate transactions, including negotiating and drafting leases, purchase agreements, and operating agreements. She represents clients from the initial acquisition of property through due diligence and closing.

In addition, she counsels clients on land use law, including securing rezonings, variances, and special use permits. She has represented clients before local zoning boards and commissions in legislative and quasi-judicial land use decisions. Municipalities and businesses have also turned to her for assistance drafting or revising local ordinances. She has a thorough understanding of how land use law impacts the telecommunications industry in particular.

Laura uses her experience in both land use and transactions to take a holistic approach to clients’ projects, helping them spot and avoid potential issues in both of those stages of the development life cycle.

Prior to joining Parker Poe, she practiced with a Southeastern law firm, managing all aspects of obtaining zoning permits in jurisdictions across North Carolina. Laura is also a former associate attorney general for the North Carolina Department of Justice. She gained extensive experience in civil litigation through that role.

While earning her law degree at Campbell University, Laura interned at the N.C. Department of Justice and the Wake County District Attorney's Office. She was also a member of the asylum law moot court team for two years.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the City of Gastonia in negotiating and drafting the use and operating agreement, lease agreement, and economic development agreement for the minor league ballpark in the FUSE District in downtown Gastonia.
  • Assisted an international wireless infrastructure company with managing and extending existing tower asset leases and/or acquiring additional property interests. This includes drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, leases and amendments, easements and deeds, along with assisting in all aspects of closing on each of these matters, including resolving title issues.
  • Advised on land use issues and obtained necessary land use entitlements for an international wireless infrastructure company, including special use permits and variances for both macro and small cell infrastructure and equipment.
  • Represented a regional transportation authority in rail and bus projects involving multiple municipalities.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" in Real Estate Law, 2022-2024
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2022


  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Triangle, Transportation & Land Use Committee, Member