Anthony Fox’s clients derive direct benefit from his vast knowledge of North Carolina’s state, municipal and public-private partnership legal landscape. With over 30 years’ experience representing municipalities in North Carolina—both as an assistant city attorney and as a town attorney—from Wilmington to Asheville and from his vast experiences on state boards and commissions, Anthony knows how to solve his clients’ business problems. He advises municipalities, school boards, public sector clients, regulated industries and corporate clients before administrative bodies and all levels of the North Carolina state court system, federal district courts and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court.
As a former assistant city attorney, current town attorney, and as an attorney who handles municipalities’ overflow work, Anthony is actively involved in the issues facing cities and towns today, from defending their positions on complex legal matters like annexation, zoning, construction and land use disputes to shaping public-private developments or structuring municipal acquisitions. This work includes acquiring facilities, developing agreements and loan documents, getting environmental and engineering approvals and securing funding. He also assists municipalities and regulated industries with eminent domain and land condemnation actions. Clients trust Anthony to handle their most sensitive internal investigations, too. He is adept at shaping strategy to achieve positive results and he is skilled at effective messaging.
Because of his experience in the public sector, Anthony provides companies involved in public-private partnerships with unparalleled legal representation—both for transactional matters and litigation. Anthony assists companies in structuring complex public-private deals that include elements of land use, zoning and annexations. He also provides advice on economic development matters and incentives. His clients include corporations, developers, municipalities and regulated industries. Anthony provides his clients with a sense of being connected by giving them access to his thirty years of vast experience and to key individuals at the local and state levels. In this way, he is often able to use creative strategies to help the public and private sectors come together to achieve their desired results.
Anthony is active in his community, having had local and state appointments from governors and mayors of both major political parties. He is a past-president of the North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys and remains an active member in this organization. He also served as the sole attorney on the Federal Communication Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee and was recently appointed to the City of Charlotte Airport Commission.