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Collier R. Marsh

Raleigh Office Development Partner
Raleigh | 919.835.4663
Fax | 919.834.4564

Collier Marsh focuses his practice on land use, state and local property tax, construction, and commercial litigation. His clients include real estate developers, commercial property owners, property managers, homebuilders, and homeowners associations. He represents his clients through all stages of construction and development, from the initial zoning and entitlement to the ultimate resolution of disputes.

Collier is also a leader within Parker Poe, serving as the firm's Raleigh Office Development Partner. In that role, he leads the Raleigh office's community engagement and growth strategy.

In his land use practice, Collier represents developers of commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects in the Triangle and throughout North Carolina. He represents his clients before legislative bodies, boards, and commissions, and he helps them secure rezonings and other land use approvals.

In his property tax practice, Collier represents large commercial property owners before local boards and the North Carolina Property Tax Commission. He leads a team at Parker Poe that has handled hundreds of property tax appeals throughout North Carolina. 

Collier also litigates on behalf of his clients in the superior courts of North Carolina, the federal district courts of North Carolina, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, he volunteers as an advocate for abused and neglected juveniles through the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program.

Collier is a leader within Parker Poe, serving as the firm’s Raleigh Office Development Partner.

Prior to joining Parker Poe, Collier served as a law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the Office of the Attorney General of Kentucky.

While at the University of Kentucky College of Law, Collier served as the editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law and was a member of the Trial Advocacy Board. He also worked at the University of Kentucky Legal Clinic, where he provided pro bono legal services for the local community.

Representative Experience

Land Use

  • Represented commercial property owners and developers on rezonings of large scale mixed-use, commercial, and residential developments in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, and Garner.
  • Represented commercial property owners and developers in the obtainment of variances, special use permits, and other quasi-judicial land use approvals.
  • Advised clients on developments ranging from downtown skyscrapers to suburban mixed-use communities covering hundreds of acres.

Property Tax

  • Represented owners and managers of multifamily, office, retail, mixed-use, and industrial properties throughout North Carolina on hundreds of property tax appeals and exemptions before local boards and the North Carolina Property Tax Commission.
  • Successfully represented a textile manufacturer before the North Carolina Property Tax Commission and the North Carolina Court of Appeals in a property tax appeal that yielded a multimillion-dollar reduction in assessed value.

Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Successfully defended a condominium board in a case of first impression related to the authority and procedures for the termination of a condominium. 
  • Prosecuted claims on behalf of a national power company related to defective work on a hydroelectric generator unit.
  • Represented a national homebuilder in a wide range of matters from home construction claims to contractor disputes.
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal district court on product liability and unfair and deceptive trade practices claims on behalf of a medical device distributor.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" in Construction Law, 2023-2024
  • Leadership Raleigh, Class of 2017
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Environmental Law, Tax, Litigation Skills, Land Use Planning, University of Kentucky Legal Clinic
  • Order of the Coif
  • William K. Bodell Scholarship, University of Kentucky College of Law