Joe is an active member of the North Carolina, South Carolina and Mecklenburg County Bars, with a primary focus in the areas of real estate, including residential and commercial closings for buyers, sellers, lenders and developers. He further brings extensive litigation experience in the creditor (general and institutional) and mortgage servicing industries, having represented national financial institutions and some of the largest real estate developers, homebuilders and title insurance companies in the Carolinas. He also has extensive experience in simple estate planning, landlord-tenant matters and commercial and residential foreclosure and loan workouts.
He presents regularly to local and national real estate agencies and lenders, been a member of various Mecklenburg County Bar committees during his career as well as mentoring for local middle school students. He asserts, as of press time, that he has managed teams responsible for nearly 20,000 real estate closings throughout the entireties of North and South Carolina as well as being an expert in those local nuances in various municipalities within the region, of which there are many that can trip up the practitioner who is not familiar.
Outside of the office, Joe is married with two young children and enjoys spending time with his family on the beach of South Carolina.
|Areas of Practice:|
Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Foreclosure, Litigation
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2005
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, 2002
Carolina Business Institute, 2002
Client representation in residential, commercial, and REO transactions
Title searching, review, curative, and certification
Contract drafting, review, and interpretation
Estate planning, probate, corporate & business law, and civil litigation in State & federal courts in NC and SC
Admitted to NC and SC state bars, and Federal District Courts for the Western District of North Carolina.
State Bar of South Carolina, November 2005
State Bar of North Carolina, September 2006
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2009
LEED, Accredited Professional (First South Carolina licensed attorney to receive)
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
North Carolina Creditor’s Bar Association
National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
|Civic and Community Involvement:|
Mecklenburg County Bar Association (Bar Leadership Institute Committee, Social and Networking Committee, Law Day Committee, Lunch with a Lawyer Program, Young Lawyers Division)
North Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association (Wellness Task Force)
North Carolina Creditor’s Bar Association (Membership Committee)
Myers Park Presbyterian Church member
Levine Children’s Hospital volunteer
Habitat for Humanity volunteer
YMCA basketball coach