C. H. Pope , Jr. - Ward and Smith, P.A.

C. H. Pope , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

Mr. Pope has extensive experience in representing both entities and individuals in matters involving real estate and construction opportunities and issues.  He advises clients involved in the acquisition, financing, leasing, and sale of real estate; and the construction of improvements.  Mr. Pope also has extensive experience in guiding clients through the maze of governmental approval, zoning, and subdivision issues that surround the development and use of real estate.  He also is experienced in the areas of tax-deferred exchanges; conservation easements; construction contracts, disputes, and liens; timber and logging; agricultural issues; and wetlands issues.  Mr. Pope has made numerous presentations as a continuing legal education program lecturer for the North Carolina Bar Association.  He has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his respective fields of law.  Prior to joining the Firm, he served as research assistant to Associate Justice (later Chief Justice) Susie Sharp, North Carolina Supreme Court.

University of North CarolinaBS 1968University of North Carolina School of Law
Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico CountiesNew Bern Home Builders AssociationNorth Carolina Bar Association * Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions:

Client Comments

"C.H. Pope's approach to any real estate matter is the most thorough and comprehensive I have ever experienced in my 40 years as a real estate developer. If there is a real estate matter that is important, I would not have anyone else but C.H. handle it."

-Taylor Downey
North Carolina Operations Manager
Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Development Company

"C.H. Pope is the most trusted name in real estate law in this region."

Office Location

1001 College Court
P.O. Box 867
New Bern, NC 28563-0867
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Wilmington-NC Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Wilmington-NC Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Wilmington-NC Metro Area
C. H. Pope, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!C. H. Pope, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!C. H. Pope, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law
Timber Law