Brett T. Hanna

Brett T. Hanna

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Recognized since 2012

Raleigh, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law

Real Estate Law

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Brett Hanna is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Raleigh office where he counsels corporate clients on a range of commercial transactions. Mr. Hanna assists clients in contract negotiation, real estate acquisition, land use permitting, development, sale, leasing and financing of developed and undeveloped property for regional shopping centers, utility-scale solar farms, mixed use developments, and condominiums.Mr. Hanna assists clients in managing their business interests including entity formation, corporate governance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and general business matters. He has negotiated several multimillion-dollar merger and asset purchase transactions, including the purchase of a regional drug store chain.


  • GlenLake One, Suite 200
    4140 Parklake Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27612


  • Wake Forest University , JD, graduated 1997
  • United States Air Force Academy, BS, graduated 1989

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, North Carolina


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section - Member
  • Wake County Bar Association - Member
  • Wake Forest Business and Industry Partnership - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Construction
  • Land Use


  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Real Estate (2014-2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law (2012-2018)
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Real Estate (2009, 2013, 2015, 2016)

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