The Law Office of 

John K. White, Jr. PLLC

Real Estate Closings

Whether you are buying, selling, or refinancing, we want the closing process to be as easy and stress free for you as possible.  Our practice focuses on real estate closings and we handle residential and commercial property transactions.  We work with first-time home buyers, experienced real estate investors, private lenders and everyone in between.  

Our office works hard to make every closing a positive experience for our clients.  Attorney White gives every client and every transaction his personal attention from receiving the sales contract through the closing.  He and our team of experienced paralegals are available to answer questions, solve problems, and reassure clients that their transaction is as important to us as it is to them.  We are here to help you navigate the process.

We handle real estate transactions for property located in Buncombe County, Henderson County, and Madison County. This includes Asheville, Arden, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Candler, Enka, Fairview, Flat Rock, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Marshall, Mars Hill, Mills River, Montford, Montreat, Swannanoa, Weaverville, West Asheville, Woodfin, and surrounding communities.

About Our Team

Attorney John K. White, Jr.

John is an Asheville native.  After attending high school at T.C. Roberson, he studied political science and economics at Duke University.  In 2002, John graduated from Duke with distinction in political science. Following college, John attended law school at Columbia University in New York.  During law school, John participated in Columbia's Small Business/Non-Profit Clinic, learning to help entrepreneurs and community advocates start their own businesses and charities.  He also volunteered with the Unemployment Action Center representing unemployment insurance claimants who had been wrongly denied benefits.

After law school, John practiced for almost seven years as a litigation associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP.  During his last two years at Milbank Tweed, John focused on litigating and mediating disputes over complex derivatives transactions in the context of the In re Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case.   

After returning home to Asheville to start his own practice, John decided to focus on real estate rather than pursuing a litigation practice.  Although John is always focused on achieving the best results possible for his clients, real estate transactions have the potential to meet every party's needs and for everyone to leave the closing table happy and satisfied.  In his real estate practice, John seeks to find the best solutions for his clients by acting as a counselor at law who takes the time to truly understand his clients' needs and concerns, and who fosters long-term professional relationships with clients.  

Associate Attorney Aaron Kohatsu

Aaron Kohatsu is a Buncombe County native. After graduating from A.C. Reynolds High School, he attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville and graduated with a double major in Economics and Political Science. After college, Aaron attended Law School at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. 

During Law School, Aaron was a member of the American University Law Review. After graduating law school Aaron returned home to Buncombe County to practice. In addition to his work with our office, Aaron volunteers with Pisgah Legal Services and enjoys historical European fencing. 

Aaron joined John’s practice in July 2023 and focuses on real estate closings and other real property matters.

Paralegal Kayla Plemmons

Kayla Plemmons is an Asheville native and graduate of T.C. Roberson High School ('07). She received a degree in Paralegal Studies from South College in 2013. She has worked in the legal field since 2013, and has focused on real estate.  Kayla joined our office in May of 2017 and is a North Carolina Notary Public.

Paralegal Trisha Stevens

Trisha Stevens is an Asheville native.  She attended T.C. Roberson High School and graduated with a BA from UNC-Asheville.  After graduating from UNC-Asheville in 1988, Trisha began working as a real estate paralegal with a local attorney on Market St.  Already having almost 35 years of experience as a real estate paralegal and title searcher, Trisha joined our office in 2022.  She is a North Carolina Notary Public.

Office Location: 

932 Hendersonville Rd., Suite 103

Asheville, NC  28803

Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 1283

Arden, NC  28704

Phone: 828.490.4027

Fax: 828.490.4028


Business Hours:

Monday-Friday:  10:00 AM 5:30 PM

Clients may be accommodated at other times by request.  Meetings by Appointment Only.