Stanley has many years of experience in a broad range of real estate, business, and transactional matters, including business start-ups, financing, contracts, and transfers. He regularly represents companies in the acquisition, governmental approval, and development of cellular and telecommunication tower facilities. Stanley represents clients in negotiating and closing purchases, sales, financing, leases of real estate, and commercial and residential development, as well as in planning for and creating conservation easements. He has substantial experience in economic development projects throughout eastern North Carolina, representing development organizations, lenders, and industries. Stanley' practice areas also include negotiating construction contracts, advising clients on construction liens, related construction law matters, tax-deferred exchanges, real estate brokerage issues, subdivision, and the governmental approval process. He has served as lecturer with the East Carolina University School of Business. Stanley has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.
What I admire most about my clients is their creativeness and dedication to the hard work involved in building their businesses. The best thing about Ward and Smith is the team approach to meeting client needs.
I became a lawyer because I enjoyed helping people work through problems in a constructive way. My motto is to provide the level of quality in performing legal services that I would want for myself.
One thing that people don't know about me is that I used to teach Judo
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