Jon Zator focuses his practice on complex matters related to land use and zoning law. Jon draws on his experience in the North Carolina General Assembly to help clients evaluate real estate projects and attain the necessary government approvals and community support. As a staff attorney in the General Assembly's Legislative Analysis Division, he analyzed legislation referred to the House Local Government Committee on Land Use, Planning, and Development by identifying and summarizing the impact on existing statutes, caselaw, and agency policies. He also advised legislators on land use, planning, zoning, permit choice, vested rights, and development agreements and approvals.
Jon has further experience as a judicial clerk in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, where he drafted appellate opinions and bench memos on a variety of matters, including commercial real estate deals, occupancy-level misrepresentation, and third-party beneficiaries. Prior to law school, Jon taught middle school science as a Teach for America corps member.