Eric Richard Spence is a member of the firm's business practice. He focuses his practice areas to commercial real estate transactions, real estate development issues, and lender representation in commercial foreclosure and workout situations. His real estate law experience includes developing numerous residential neighborhoods in Wake County, several residential and commercial condominium projects, and large mixed-use commercial developments in Wake and Johnston Counties. He has extensive experience representing multiple lender clients in North Carolina foreclosures, workouts, and note sale transactions secured by North Carolina properties. He handles all aspects of the real estate development process, from contract negotiation, land acquisition, construction and development financing, restrictive covenants, land planning, subdivision, construction and ultimate sale of property in a wide variety of commercial and residential matters. His practice includes counseling clients on tactical approaches to real estate matters to enhance ultimate profitability and viability of each respective real estate project.
J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1982
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1979
- Moot Court - Wake Forest School of Law
- Selected by his peers as Raleigh Best Lawyers Litigation - Real Estate Lawyer of the Year (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), 2012
- Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Real Estate Law (2011-2013), Litigation-Real Estate (2012, 2013)
- Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *
- Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Real Estate Law 2006, 2012, 2013
* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.
- American Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association, Real Estate Section
- Wake County Bar Association
- Clerkship, Summer Intern - former Chief Judge Dupree, Federal District Court, 1983