2626 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 560
Raleigh, North Carolina 27608


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Jim Day

Jim Day is a founding member of Burns, Day & Presnell, P.A. and has represented individuals, businesses, and banks in a wide variety of commercial transactions for over 40 years.

Practice Areas:  

Admitted to Practice:

  • North Carolina
  • Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina
  • US Supreme Court


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1975
  • Purdue University, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical - Astronautical Engineering Sciences, 1972

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association Real Estate Section, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member
  • Tenth Judicial District, Member

Positions Held

  • Wake County Real Property Lawyers’ Association, President

Honors & Awards

  • "AV®" rating, the top ranking in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. This rating is the result of a structured peer review and is based upon the confidential opinions of practicing attorneys and members of the judiciary.
  • Received the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. award for finishing with the highest grade point average in the third year class at Wake Forest University Law School.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Client in Land Acquisition, Entity Formation, Financings, Lease-up and eventual Sale of Office Park ($96,000,000 Sales Price)
  • Represented Client in a number of merger/acquisition transactions totaling over $300,000,000
  • Represents a number of North Carolina Banks in connection with their Builder Construction Line Financing and A & D Financing.