Mr. Fausnight joined the Office of General Counsel on September 6, 2016. Prior to his employment with NC State, Mike was in private practice with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein in North Carolina (2013-2016) and with Willcox & Savage in Virginia (2008-2013), where his primary area of focus was commercial real estate, including the acquisition, financing, development and sale of office, medical, industrial, and retail properties, with particular emphasis on leasing and ground leasing transactions. He graduated from the University of Akron in 2001 with a B.A. in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics, and received both a J.D. and an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary in 2008.