Managing Partner Melissa Gott is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Campbell University School of Law.  Melissa is a licensed North Carolina attorney, D.R.C. Certified Mediator, Financial (Family Law) Mediator, and Collaborative Attorney with Coastal Collaborative Colleagues.

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Melissa graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration concentrating in finance and the legal environment of business.  Melissa then matriculated to Campbell University’s School of Law.  While in law school, Melissa was an editor of Campbell Law Review and participated in such clubs as Project for Older Prisoners and the Federalist Society.  She also worked as a research assistant for Williston on Contracts, a national treatise on contract law and clerked for Judge John Tyson at the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  Melissa graduated with her Juris Doctorate cum laude. She also graduated from Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business with a Master’s in Business Administration.  Melissa’s practice focuses primarily on real estate, family law, business law, and estate planning.  Melissa has also worked on political campaigns, legislative and other government initiatives, spending time in both Raleigh, North Carolina and Washington, DC.

Melissa is very active in the community, participating in her local church, charity boards, and community organizations, including Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina preservation, Cape Fear Area Resource Center, Wayne County Historical Association – Revolving Fund Division, Cape Fear Home Builders Association, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Commission, Governor’s Latino Advisory Council, Rotary, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, American Heart Association, Jaycees, Guardian ad Litem, and pro bono legal work.

Melissa is a member of:

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • New Hanover County Bar Association
  • Real Estate Lawyers Association of North Carolina

For the sixth consecutive year, Melissa has received Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standard.  Most recently, she was nominated and received the WCF Home Builder’s Association Attorney of the Year award; voted the best attorney in the Wilmington area by the readers of Wilmington Magazine; and was recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction and a Top Lawyer in North Carolina.


2017-01 Certificate

2015 Martindale-Hubbell legal ability and ethics

2016 Martindale-Hubbell

2017 Martindale-Hubbell ethics award

2018 Martindale-Hubbell legal ability & ethics




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