Michael R. Ganley

Michael Ganley leads the firm’s full-service, comprehensive community association practice, representing homeowners associations, townhome associations and condominium associations throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.  Mr. Ganley resolves disputes with vendors, collects delinquent assessments, mediates conflicts among homeowners, amends covenants and by-laws, and litigates matters on behalf of HOAs. Further, Mr. Ganley makes himself available to attend HOA meetings, hold Q&A sessions with homeowners, and consult with HOA boards.

With a strong background in all aspects of real estate law, Mr. Ganley is also a part of the firm’s commercial real estate practice. He has represented purchasers and sellers in a variety of real estate transactions, providing research and solutions to complex issues arising throughout the closing process. This includes representing builders, developers, investors, and multiple Fortune 500 companies in multimillion dollar real estate acquisitions throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, from the initial drafting and revision of contracts through negotiations with opposing parties and counsel, and ultimately coordinating the closing process among multiple parties, along with resolving various issues involving title defects, development issues, and contract contingencies throughout. Mr. Ganley also consults with builders and developers of new home communities and condominium projects in the implementation of their homeowners associations.

Mr. Ganley is admitted to practice law in the state courts of North Carolina and South Carolina. He has served on the board of directors for regional non-profit organizations and is active in the Real Estate Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and the South Carolina Community Association Law Committee.

Mr. Ganley graduated from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, and served as a clerk for Judge Linda Stephens of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.


Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

  • J.D., 2009

Niagara University

  • B.A. Political Science, 2005
  • Minor in Psychology and Religious Studies


  • Business North Carolina 2016 Legal Elite- Real Estate
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2019


Memberships and Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina State Bar, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Community Association Law Committee
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of NC
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of NC