Faison Gibson Sutton


(910) 218-7225
(910) 763-6561

Areas of Practice Agribusiness Real Estate & Development

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.

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 & 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, 2013-2018
  • North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy, Class of 2013
  • Leadership Wilmington, Class of 2011


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