Jennifer D. Scott

Jennifer D. Scott

Expertise, Advocacy, Communication - Problem Solved
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law
  • North Carolina
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Joshua MacNamara
Joshua MacNamara January 10, 2023
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Having worked with countless attorneys over the years, Jennifer shines. As a business owner and in the practice of law, you learn that you can count on one hand those you hold in the highest regard. Never a hesitation...and the first to refer to your closest friends, family, and colleagues.
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Darcy Dane January 5, 2023
She's the bulldog you need in your corner I have learned over the years, if you need an attorney, get the best attorney. Hiring Jennifer to represent me was the best decision I could have made for both legal representation and for business legal matters in general. She is on top of everything. She answers questions pointedly. She is a fierce competitor. She gives excellent advice. She has a stellar reputation as does her firm, Shipman & Wright. The billing is fair and I do not find over billing, ever. Therefore, she is also very efficient with her time and my money. I have every confidence in her ability. I am grateful for her compassion. I admire her strength. I am at peace knowing I have a bulldog on my side! Thank you Jennifer for all you do!
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Jennifer has vast experience representing clients throughout North Carolina at all stages of development, building and marketing from entity selection, contract negotiation, acquisition, due diligence, complex financing, land use planning, to permitting and advocacy with agencies and municipalities. Jennifer was recently named to the Real Estate Power List recognizing the 25 most respected and accomplished real property attorneys in North Carolina.
Born and raised in Chapel Hill, Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (’93) and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the UNC School of Law (’96).
She started her career in the general practice of law and practiced in Chatham County for 14 years, devoting much of her time in service to the surrounding community. Jennifer then served two years as in-house counsel at First Bank, the state’s 4th largest banking institution and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, PA.
Jennifer is recognized as a Real Property Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar having both the Residential Transactions and the Business, Commercial, and Industrial Transactions specialty designations. She is one of only 27 lawyers state-wide to achieve this distinction. Jennifer is also a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker. In 2013 Jennifer was named to North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s list of Leaders in the Law and in 2014 she was selected as a Woman of Justice.
Jennifer has served the State of NC as a Speaker of the House appointee to the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority and is currently serving a second term as the Governor’s appointee to the North Carolina State Banking Commission.

Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    My standard rate is $450/hour. The firm's lawyers have hourly ranges and we take contingency work depending on the matter. Broad consults for direction are generally free via our inquiries manager. Specific matter consults with me are charged at $500.00.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 23561
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
J.D. (1996) | Law
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1993) | Political Science
Activities: Zeta Tau Alpha UNC Dance Team
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2022 Real Estate Power List
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
Recoginized as a top 25 lawyer in the state in the field.
Woman of Justice
NC Lawyer's Weekly
Leaders in the Law
NC Lawyer's Weekly
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
- Current
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Licensed Broker
NC Real Estate Commission
Graduate School of Banking
ABA Stonier School at The Wharton School
Executive Leadership Program
The Wharton School of Business
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Contact & Map
Shipman & Wright, LLP
575 Military Cutoff Rd.
Ste. 106
Wilmington, NC 28405
Telephone: (910) 762-1990
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