Ed has practiced law in North Carolina for twenty -three years and has represented clients in a variety of legal matters including community association law, creditor’s rights and collection, domestic law, personal injury, criminal law, workers compensation and social security disability. The primary focus of his practice with the firm is Community Association law, real estate law and collections.
Ed received his B.A. degree, with honors from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. While living in Alaska Ed worked as a fishing and rafting guide before moving to North Carolina in 1986 to attend graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received an M.A. in history. After a stint as a history museum curator, Ed attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his J.D. in 1996.
Prior to moving to Asheville, Ed practiced law in the “RTP” area of North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). In 1996 he began practicing law at a small firm in Durham, where he represented clients in a variety of matters, with a focus on domestic law, post-conviction criminal appellate law, community association law and collections. After the passage of the North Carolina Planned Community Act in 1999, Ed’s community association practice thrived and included representation of more than four hundred homeowner associations.
In 2005, Ed opened his own law firm in Raleigh which focused exclusively on representing homeowners associations with a primary focus on protecting the rights of his clients as creditors. He has represented over 600 homeowner association clients in more than 15 North Carolina counties. He has conducted hundreds of foreclosure hearing before Clerks of Court and has also represented homeowner association clients in the bankruptcy courts of both the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina.
Ed joined the firm in 2017 and has dramatically expanded his community associate law practice since that time. In addition to collections, Ed specializes in helping homeowner association clients in western North Carolina with a variety of issues including the enforcement of restrictive covenants, review of legal documents and litigation matters. Ed also represents non-homeowner association clients in the field of creditor’s rights and is also involved in real estate litigation.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Buncombe Bar
- Community Association Institute Board of Directors, 2000 - 2004
- Community Association Institute Legislative Action Committee, 2006 – 2007