5410 Trinity Road, Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27607

Douglas D. Noreen


919-821-7700 phone

919-821-7703 fax

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Douglas D. Noreen

As a litigator focusing on eminent domain and condemnation matters, I have extensive experience involving property takings, road widenings and other eminent domain projects that can affect a commercial structure, site access, traffic flow, parking and ultimately business success. It is my goal to remain sensitive to client needs throughout the duration of the project while being an aggressive advocate for those I represent.



I handle all types of eminent domain projects, which often involve multiple and varied issues. I have been able to successfully advocate for redesign of projects, including in one situation keeping an access point open which the state Department of Transportation was going to close, which in turn allowed the store to remain open. I have handled personal property and sign relocation issues. And most importantly, I am a strong advocate in obtaining maximum compensation for my clients, taking into account all damage to the site.


Speaking and Publications

I recently presented a continuing education program to other North Carolina attorneys . In addition, I authored the materials for a lecture given at the North Carolina Bar Association’s Annual Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Program in 2013. I have also written several articles including “Fighting Wal-Mart: The Future of Combined Reporting in North Carolina” which was published in State Tax Notes, a publication of Tax Analysts.


Education and Memberships

I am a native of Apex, North Carolina and received my B.A. in 2007 from Davidson College where I was recognized with the Thomas D. Sparrow award for intercollegiate athletic and campus leadership. In 2010, I received my J.D. from the George Washington University.  I am active in promoting charitable activities in the community, and serve on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Chapter of the ALS Association and as President of the Board for the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum in downtown Raleigh.



“We are very grateful to Douglas Noreen for his wonderful handling of the… case. We are pleased with the outcome, thanks to his efforts… Douglas kept me informed every step of the way and took into account all of my input. I have worked with dozens of attorneys in my long career, many of whom were also clients of mine. I consider Douglas a stand-out among them. Moreover, his compassion for two special-needs boys was in evidence throughout. – Vincent”




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