• Wake Forest University – J.D.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – B.A., Political Science
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” – Leadership Award Recipient (2016)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers – Rising Star, Real Estate (2013-2017)
  • North Carolina’s “Legal Elite”, Business North Carolina Magazine (2017)
  • Goodmon Fellow, 2013 Leadership Triangle Regional Class Graduate
  • Board of Directors of Interfaith Food Shuttle (2013-present)
  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • North Carolina State Bar

Jason Pfister joined the Forrest Firm after practicing as a business attorney in the Raleigh-Durham area for 11 years. Jason focuses his practice on dispute resolution and commercial litigation, land use, and the development of commercial real estate.

Jason counsels clients on risk management and dispute resolution, while advancing client interests proactively when litigation proves strategically wise or unavoidable. He represents clients in North Carolina’s federal and state courts, including the North Carolina Business Court, in various types of commercial disputes, including matters arising out of breach of contract, fiduciary duties, unfair trade practices, real estate, promissory notes, guarantees, commercial leases, shareholders agreements, and governing documents for closely-held entities. In addition, Jason counsels clients on all aspects related to the development of real estate, including land use, zoning, acquisition and leasing of commercial properties.

Jason began his legal career in 2000 as a paralegal with the Raleigh law firm of Ogletree Deakins, beginning his practice as an associate corporate attorney in 2006 at the Raleigh firm of Yates, McLamb, and Weyher. After stints at Yates McLamb, and the Raleigh offices of Smith Moore Leatherwood and K&L Gates, Jason joined the Raleigh office of Nexsen Pruet.

Prior to joining the Forrest Firm, he served Nexsen Pruet’s corporate clients on all aspects related to the acquisition and development of real estate, including drafting documents and litigation of disputes. His practice has addressed needs related to leasing, land use and zoning, as well as the litigation of construction, environmental, and commercial disputes.