Henry O. Hilston

Henry joined the firm in 2020. He practices in the Civil Litigation, Business Bankruptcy/Creditor’s Rights and Employment Law practice groups. He obtained his J.D., magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2020. Before that, he studied Russian and Art History at UNC-G as an undergraduate and then obtained a Master of Theological Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Henry employs his experience in state and federal litigation as an asset in his representation of affordable and conventional multifamily property owners and managers. In that practice, he advises property management companies on a wide range of issues, including evictions and other landlord-tenant disputes, VAWA, the Fair Housing Act, and compliance issues under federal and state affordable housing programs, such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and HUD and USDA-Rural Development rental subsidy programs. He also assists those clients with the preparation, review, and revision of management documents, including tenant selection plans, management agreements, and leases.


Practice Areas

  • Business Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law


  • BA’s in Art History and Russian Studies from UNC-G
  • Master of Theological Studies from Notre Dame
  • JD from Wake Forest University

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2020

Areas of Focus

  • Landlord-Tenant Law, including landlord-tenant disputes, VAWA, Fair Housing Act and compliance issues
  • Employment Law
  • Creditors’ rights enforcement
  • Real Property Disputes, including title curative, adverse possession, and buyer/seller disputes

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Editorial Staff Member, Wake Forest Law Review
  • CALI Awards: Criminal Law; Legal Analysis and Writing I
  • Dean Reynold’s Awards: Evidence; Legislative and Administrative Law; Juvenile Law; Innocence and Justice Clinic I
  • Order of the Coif
  • UNC-G
  • Phi Beta Kappa