David L. York

T (919) 755-8749
F (919) 838-3165

David York focuses his practice in the areas of land use (zoning, entitlements and development), commercial real estate, environmental and municipal law. He also has extensive experience in residential real estate, as well as litigation. David serves on the Triangle Community Coalition's Board of Directors as its Secretary. He is a frequent continuing legal education speaker on law office management, land use and commercial real estate issues. David is a past Chair of the Zoning Planning and Land Use Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. David is the town attorney for the Town of Rolesville, North Carolina.

David is active in the community, working with children and youth athletic organizations, as well as religious and charitable organizations. He is involved in various disaster relief efforts in the Southeastern United States and Central America.


  • J.D., Campbell University School of Law, 1989
  • B.S., Political Science (Technical Minor, Computer Science), North Carolina State University, 1985


  • North Carolina, 1989

Academic Honors

  • Articles Editor, Campbell Law Review, (1988-1989)


  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Land Use & Zoning Law (2009-2015)

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association; Administrative Law Section, Real Property Section
  • American Planning Association (Planning and Law Division)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • North Carolina Bar Association; Real Property Section, Zoning Planning and Land Use Section
    • Past Chair, Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Wake County Bar Association

Civic and Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Triangle Community Coalition (2012-Present)
  • Secretary, Triangle Community Coalition (2014-2015)
  • Vice-Chair, Raleigh Civil Service Commission (1996-2013)

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • "Land Use Law" presentation at North Carolina Land Laws Seminar, sponsored by Half-Moon, LLC, 2012
  • "Working with Legal Descriptions," presentation at North Carolina Real Estate Titles and Title Insurance Seminar, sponsored by Half-Moon, LLC, 1996
  • "Subdivision and Exactions: What Happened to Rational Nexus?" presentation at North Carolina Civil Engineering and Surveying Land Law Seminar, sponsored by Half-moon, LLC, 2010