Attorney Profiles

Nancy M. Guyton
Nancy M. Guyton
Phone: 910-399-2237
Fax: 910-399-2241
Legal Assistant: Mary Jernigan


Nancy Guyton has extensive experience advising individuals and businesses in real estate and business law in the Cape Fear region. As a Board Certified Specialist in Residential and Commercial Real Property law, she brings vast knowledge and expertise to her clients. Nancy has a diverse real estate practice, having represented individuals and developers in residential, multi-family, office, retail and commercial properties and has closed purchase, acquisition, construction, and permanent loans. Her clients have included community associations and real estate brokerage firms. She routinely advises clients regarding title issues and disputes and 1031 exchanges.  Nancy’s experience also includes negotiating leases and drafting contracts for business clients, including operating agreements and asset and stock purchase agreements.  Nancy also enjoys advising clients in making their wills and estate plans.

In her spare time Nancy loves spending time at the beach, swimming, walking, reading, and knitting.

Areas of Practice:

Residential and Commercial Real Estate; Corporate and Business Law; Community Associations; Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D. 1985

Order of the Barristers; Holderness Moot Court Bench; Co-Chair Craven National Invitational Moot Court Competition

Smith College, A.B. in American Studies 1981

Smithsonian Internship Program, Inaugural Class; Captain, Swimming and Diving Team


Admitted to North Carolina State Bar

General Counsel for regional shopping center developer with over 5 million square feet in 14 states; closed loans in excess of $200 million

Advises clients on residential and commercial real estate law and title issues, contract drafting, buying and selling businesses, leases, and estate planning

Has taught real estate topics affecting real estate professionals and continuing legal education programs on various real estate issues

Professional Affiliations:

North Carolina Bar Association, Member:  Real Property Law, Business Law, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Sections; Member, Real Property Council 1999-2002

North Carolina State Bar Real Property Specialization Committee Member since 2019

North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and Coastal Women Attorneys Chapter, Member; founding board member of Coastal Women Attorneys Chapter

CREW Network, Cape Fear CREW Chapter (advancing the success of women in commercial real estate): 2020 Beth Quinn Excellence Award Winner (Member of the Year); Board Member 2015-2016; Membership Chair 2020-present

Civic and Community Involvement:

Nancy is passionate about serving her community and has held leadership positions in area community organizations. Her service includes:

Commissioner on the Wilmington Housing Authority Board 2018 to present

United Way of the Cape Fear Area Board Member 1992-1998 and 2013-2020; Chair of the Board 1998

Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board Member 2003-2005

YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear Board of Directors and Officer 1999-2004; President of the Board 2003

Founding Board member and Secretary to the Board of She ROCKS, Inc. 2014-2020: an organization dedicated to funding research for ovarian cancer and providing assistance to local cancer patients