Lyman J. Gregory, III

Attorney (Shareholder)

Lyman J. "Greg" Gregory, a shareholder in the Firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate transactions, and small business formation and transactions. He also has special training and qualifications in the areas of land use planning and environmental law and represents clients on permit and compliance issues before local government boards and state and federal administrative agencies.

He provides full real estate development support from land acquisition to association formation to final sales.

Mr. Gregory received his Master of Regional Planning and law degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill. He has previously worked for the Southern Environmental Law Center in Chapel Hill, and operated his own successful solo legal practice for five years before joining Marshall & Roth, the predecessor to the present firm, in 2005.

Mr. Gregory has been recognized with distinction by his legal peers. He was first named as a Best Lawyer® in 2019, and again in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, thereby ranking in the top 4% of all American lawyers.

Mr. Gregory is a native of Asheville and is active in numerous community activities. He has provided pro bono advice to various community groups on issues involving public housing authorities, conditional use permitting and zoning, and transportation.


Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D./M.R.P., 1998)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (B.A., 1989)


North Carolina Bar Association,
Real Property Section


North Carolina State Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Speaking and Publications

Presenter, First Time Homebuyers Class at OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling
Presenter, The End of the "Hidden" Lien?, Construction Lien Law Update 2013


-- Past Board Member, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
-- Past Board Member, Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Asheville
-- Past Board Member, Historic Perservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County
-- Past Board Member, Asheville Greenworks
-- Participant, Leadership Asheville 30
-- Board Member, Asheville Buncombe Community Land Trust