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Lorna Bernardo
Phone: 919.838.2042
Fax: 919.821.6800

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


North Carolina Central University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010

  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Senior Editor for the NCCU School of Law Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Review

North Carolina State University, B.A., Public and Interpersonal Communication, summa cum laude, 2007

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Sharita M. Whitaker

  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6781
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Sharita Whitaker is a member of the Firm's Real Estate Development Group and focuses her practice in the areas of Commercial Real Estate and Real Estate Development. Sharita assists clients with real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leasing; title disputes; public utility real estate issues; right-of-way acquisitions; condemnation/eminent domain actions; and easement negotiation and drafting. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Chair, Minorities in the Profession Committee
    • Former Co-Chair, Minorities in the Profession Committee's ¡Adelante! Moving Forward Program
    • Member, Real Property Section
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina Lawyer on the Line Volunteer
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Wake County Real Property Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards

  • "Future Leader - Minority Lawyers (Private Practice)", inaugural Chambers Diversity Award, 2016 
  • "Tar Heel of the Week", The News & Observer, January 3, 2016
  • "Leaders in Diversity" Award, Triangle Business Journal, 2015
  • Awarded the honor of serving as a law student member of the 2008 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute in New York