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Mike McIntyre

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Mike McIntyre represents clients across North Carolina in government relations and provides legal advice regarding a wide range of business matters.

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Mike McIntyre’s practice includes government relations on the local, state and national levels, as well as business, real estate, agribusiness, energy and environmental law, along with military, sports and entertainment law. Before joining the firm, he held the position of Congressman of North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mike served for 18 years, from 1997 to 2015.

Economic development has been at the forefront of Congressman McIntyre’s work, and he has won international, regional, state and local awards for his leadership in the economic arena. He has also served as Chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development. He has successfully championed the business and economic needs of counties and communities, as well as fire, police and EMS units, airports, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, health clinics, senior centers, parks and community facilities.

His extensive experience with complex coastal resource management and beach development matters places him in a unique position to help clients address increasingly sophisticated coastal resource issues.

Mike practiced law for 15 years prior to his election to Congress in 1996. He managed his own firm in two different communities in North Carolina. He has been admitted to practice not only in the State of North Carolina, but also in the Eastern and Middle Districts of NC for federal district court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Areas of Focus

+Government Relations

  • Assists clients in governmental matters for both the public and private sector on the federal, state, regional, and local levels; including matters related to the United States Congress, the Executive Branch, the Governor’s office, the state legislature, the state Executive Branch, and the state and federal agencies and departments
  • Coordinates with local governments on the regional, county, and local levels to promote, enhance, and secure positive relations with government agencies on behalf of clients
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  • Works with coastal, rural, military, suburban, and urban communities to promote positive government relations and help obtain grants, loans, and other funds for items such as beach renourishment, infrastructure, education, medical facilities, water and sewer, parks and recreation, and other facilities
  • Works with the private sector to coordinate a positive relationship with government agencies, obtain resources to power both residential and commercial needs, grow business opportunities, expand job opportunities, and promote economic development
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+Economic Development

  • Actively involved in business, economic, and energy development for the public and private sector, including the procurement of incentives, grants, loans, and other funds, for causes such as beach renourishment for coastal communities, economic development for rural and military communities, and strategic assistance for suburban and urban growth
  • Focused on job opportunity and workforce development, including education, health care facilities, water and sewer, sports, parks and recreation projects, and infrastructure, as well as energy and environmental concerns
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University of North Carolina, JD, 1981

University of North Carolina, BA, 1978

+Notable Accomplishments

Named as the recipient of the Liberty Bell Award by the Young Lawyers Division of the NC Bar Association for his commitment to strengthening our democracy and promoting civic engagement, 2020

Selected as the “Lawyer of the Year” by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2019

Unanimously chosen for the Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr., Award by the NC Bar Association for a lifetime of Distinguished Public Service, 2018

Named as the recipient of the UNC Law Distinguished Alumni Award for accomplishments on the international, national, and state levels, as well as for his contributions to the bar and the law school, 2019

Won the first-ever International Public Policy Award for leadership in promoting jobs and workforce development, 2002

Received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Secretary of the Navy, for exceptional leadership on behalf of the Navy and Marine Corps

Chosen “National Legislator of the Year” for agriculture, 2007

Selected “National Legislator of the Year” for work on behalf of Veterans, 2008

Named National Legislator of the Year for Law Enforcement, State Troopers’ Association, 2012

Received National Leadership Award for economic development by the National Association of Development Organizations, 2007

Named “Coastal Advocate of the Year” by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, 2013, and winner of the Admiral’s Circle Award, 2005, for leadership on coastal issues by the National Marine Manufacturers Association

Honored twice with the National Legislative Award for Leadership on Rural Health Care, 2000 & 2003

Received both the “MVP” Award, 2005, by the Senior Citizens League and the Seniors Advocate of the Year Award, 2012

Selected for Charles Dick Medal of Merit, National Guard Association, 2000

All-American Hero Award for his work on behalf of our nation’s veterans, 2009 & 2013

Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award, State of North Carolina, 2014

Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, 1989

Distinguished Service to North Carolina Agriculture Award, 2014

North Carolina Employment Security Advancing Workforce Development Award, 2002

Conservationist Award, NC Coastal Land Trust

J.W. Pate Award, Cape Fear River Assembly, for outstanding contribution toward creating environmental awareness among the citizens of North Carolina

“Beach Preservationist of the Year” Award, Oak Island Beach Preservation Society, 2005

Received the inaugural President’s Award by the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives, Inc., 2015

Military Officers Association of America, NC Chapter, Honorary Life Member

North Carolina PTA, Honorary Life Membership

One of Five Outstanding Young North Carolinians of the Year, NC Jaycees, 1987

Honored by the National Recreation and Parks Association (Congressional Award, 2007); by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (Champion of Health and Fitness Award, 2012); twice by the National Council on Youth Sports, 2013 & 2014; and named a Sports Ethics Fellow by the Institute for International Sport, 2008

Inducted into the Robeson County Sports Hall of Fame, 2011

2016 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society

Morehead Scholar

Phi Beta Kappa

+Professional Community Activities

United States Congressman, 1997-2015

Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops and Foreign Agriculture, Chairman, 2007, 2008

Armed Services Subcommittee on Terrorism, Vice Chairman, 2007, 2008; Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, Ranking Member, 2011-2015

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Special Operations Forces Caucus, 2002-2015

U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 2004-2015

Founder and Chairman, Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports, 2005-2015

Legislative Co-Chairman, Sports & Entertainment Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association

North Carolina Commission on Children & Youth, Charter Member, 1987-1989

North Carolina Commission on the Family, Charter Member, 1989-1991

Congressional Coordinator, Business and Economic Summit for North Carolina Chambers, 1997-2014

Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1994-1996, Legislative Co-Chairman, 1992-1996

President, Lumberton Economic Advancement for Downtown, Inc., 1987

First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton, Elder, Deacon

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