• Faison Gibson Sutton

  • Member
  • Murchison, Taylor & Gibson PLLC
  • 16 North 5th Avenue
  • Wilmington, NC 28401

Mrs. Sutton has a broad and varied commercial and residential real estate practice.  She regularly assists real estate owners and developers in the acquisition, development, subdivision, zoning, leasing and sale of real property, including the formation of residential planned communities, commercial and residential condominiums, timeshare and fractional interest projects, shopping center facilities, office complexes and mixed-use developments. Mrs. Sutton also advises  developers in the preparation of planned community and condominium documents and represents condominium and community associations on a wide variety of legal matters, including transition issues, amendment of community documents and resolution of community issues and disputes.  She negotiates and prepares all forms of real estate and loan documentation on behalf of purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants. Finally, she counsels clients on compliance with the Interstate Land Sales Act and related state regulation of land sales.

Faison has been selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers® magazine as a Rising Star in Real Estate for the years 2013 through 2015.

Professional Experience

- $44 million acquisition and development loan for the construction of a residential and commercial development encompassing 2,000 acres; 

-  $8 million educational facilities revenue bond transaction;

- $4 million asset purchase transaction involving the sale and financing of property and assets located in six counties in Eastern North Carolina from multiple sellers in bankruptcy

Professional Activities and Affiliations

American Bar Association: Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section member

North Carolina Bar Association: Real Property; Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section member

New Hanover County Bar Association: Member

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Cape Fear Chapter: Member

Community Activities and Affiliations

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors

St. James Parish Foundation, Inc. - Board of Directors

The Hill School of Wilmington - Board of Directors

Wilmington Children’s Museum - Board of Directors, 2011 - 2013

Honors & Awards

Selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers®–Rising Stars Edition magazine, 2013-2015

North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy, Class of 2013

Leadership Wilmington, Class of 2011


Duke University - Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Certificate in Markets and Managements – 2000

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law - Juris Doctor - 2003

Bar & Court Admissions

Member, North Carolina State Bar

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina