Christina Freeman Pearsall


Commercial Real Estate Sales and Acquisitions | Financing | Leasing | 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges | LLC's, Partnerships and Joint Ventures | Defeasance Transactions | Real Estate Development

Christina Freeman Pearsall focuses her practice primarily in transactional commercial real estate. She assists developers, property managers, individual and corporate investors, and other businesses with the acquisition, development, financing and sale of real property. Her work includes preparing organizational documents for entities including partnerships and limited liability companies, reviewing and negotiating loan documents, examining titles, addressing due diligence matters, conducting closings and ensuring compliance with like-kind exchange requirements. She has worked with various types of commercial properties, including mixed-use developments, shopping centers, multi-family/apartment complexes, low-income housing, industrial centers, and senior-living facilities.

Ms. Pearsall also has considerable experience representing both landlords and tenants in negotiating and preparing commercial leases for retail, office, restaurant and industrial spaces.

Ms. Pearsall is married to Tom Pearsall and enjoys walking/running, cycling and genealogy research.

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro, B.S.W., 1990

North Carolina Central University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998 Assistant Associate Editor, NCCU Law Journal

Boston University, LL.M. (Tax), 2002

Bar Admissions
North Carolina
U.S. Tax Court
Professional Activities

N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society (2017)

Piedmont Triad CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), former Chair of Membership Committee, former member of the Board of Directors, past-president

CREW Network, member

North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section, Real Property Section Council (2017 to present)

Chair of the Real Property Section (2021-2022)

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), member

Law Clerk to Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program; Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, Executive Office for Immigration Review; Falls Church, Virginia, 1998-1999

Advisory Member of the Ethics Committee of the North Carolina State Bar (2021 to present)

Community and Civic Activities

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Team in Training alumna

Mustard Seed Community Health, former member of the Board of Directors