Lena Willis

Real Estate Paralegal and Title Examiner
252.672.5510
lgw@wardandsmith.com
Post Office Box 867, New Bern, NC 28563-0867

Lena is a paralegal with the firm's Real Estate section.  She researches title to real property, including public records in the Register of Deeds' office, Clerk's office, and via the Internet regarding conveyances, easements, deeds of trust, etc., judgments, lawsuits, special proceedings, registrations, estates, tax records, special assessments, deferred taxes, etc. and various court records; constructs a complete, accurate property description and draws metes and bounds descriptions either manually or with a computer program to confirm accuracy and closure; prepares an abstract of the title noting variation in the descriptions and potential problems with deeds; ensures preliminary and final opinions are assembled correctly, signed and directed to the proper title company; and reviews title insurance commitments and policies for accuracy.

Education

  • B.S., East Carolina University

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Member, Paralegal Division

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