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Cory McKenna


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Cory McKenna is an associate focusing his practice on real estate, corporate and tax law. Cory has been part of the Nexsen Pruet family since 2016, when he clerked in the Charlotte office. He has previously clerked for the Honorable Gregory P. McGuire of the North Carolina Business Court in Raleigh. Additionally, he worked as a Judicial Extern for Justice Samuel J. Ervin, IV of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Cory also has a background in litigation, with experience drafting complaints, counterclaims and motions, as well as a wide range of legal research.

Cory earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law as well as his undergraduate degree, majoring in History. He was on the Dean’s List each semester of law school and was the Managing Editor of the NC Banking Institute Journal.  


University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2017 with honors

University of North Carolina, B.A., 2013 with distinction

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- UNC Business Essentials Certificate, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Summer 2015
- Recipient, 2016 Professor Lissa L. Broome Scholarship - Certificate of Merit, Highest grade in RRWA, Spring 2015


FDIC v. Rippy: Due Care and The Business Judgment Rule in the Fourth Circuit and the Potential Implications for the Banking Industry, 20 N.C. BANKING INST. 189 (2016)

Outside of the office, you will likely find Cory cheering on the Tarheels, playing a round of golf or running. He is an avid traveler who enjoys learning about different cultures and culinary styles.