John McNames

John McNames

Real Estate Transactions

John is a partner at Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC. Prior to joining the firm, John was a partner at Waldrep LLP and prior to that, an attorney at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP in Winston-Salem, NC. He began his career with Hartsoe & Associates, a general practice firm in Winston-Salem.

John has experience in the purchase and sale of real estate, title matters, taxable & tax-exempt bond financing, and HUD-insured financings. John regularly represents lenders, loan servicers, and private equity firms in foreclosures of retail centers, office buildings, multi-family developments, hotels, industrial properties, and health care facilities throughout the state of North Carolina and has also served as substitute trustee in commercial foreclosures. John also represents borrowers facing financial distress.


  • J.D. 2012 Florida Coastal School of Law | Phi Delta Phi
  • B.A. 2009 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2012
  • United States District Court – Middle District of North Carolina (2013)
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of North Carolina (2016)
  • United States District Court – Western District of North Carolina (2016)

Professional Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member—Real Property Section)
  • RELANC (Real Estate Lawyers Association of North Carolina)
  • Forsyth County Business Lawyers Association


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® (Real Estate) (2018-present)

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