Harold E. Russell, Jr.


(P) 919-645-4305
(F) 919-510-6802

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Buzzy has more than forty-five years of experience representing individuals and institutions in various types of real estate transactions. His experience includes land assemblage and acquisition for commercial developers, drafting restrictive covenants for planned communities, development and construction financing, and thousands of residential closings. On the borrowing side, Buzzy brings years of transactional experience in commercial lending and practical experience having worked for a premier national mortgage bank. Buzzy routinely advises clients on:

  • Acquisition and sales of commercial and residential real estate
  • Financing and commercial lending
  • Drafting and organization of planned communities
  • Land assemblage



Practice Areas:
Residential Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate
Planned Communities

North Carolina



North Carolina State Bar

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S.
Wake Forest School of Law, J.D.



Representative Transactions:

  • Represented regional builder in acquisition of partially developed subdivision with seller financing in Johnston County, N.C.
  • Buyer’s counsel for national homebuilder purchasing 36.5 acres from regional builder in Chatham County, N.C.
  • Drafted restrictive covenants for planned community in Cary, N.C. consisting of master association and five sub-associations.
  • Represented single family developer on multi tract assemblage and sale of developed lots to national homebuilder.
  • Served as lead counsel for assemblage and closing of multi tracts in Wake County for national homebuilder.