Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1987
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI)

Resources


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Posts

Association Answers: Budget Season

Yes, it’s that time of year again for HOAs. No, not the holiday season—it’s the budget season! Most HOAs use…

Guest Writer: Recent Legislation Brings Twin Impacts to Community Associations

(Note: this column was written by Hope Carmichael, Esq., CAI-NC Chapter President and fellow of the College of Community Association…

Association Answers: If a Neighbor’s Tree Falls on My House – Who’s Responsible?

Over the past couple of years, we have seen an increasing number of old-growth trees being toppled in severe storms. …