W. Daniel Martin, III

Real Estate Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
910.794.4803 Fax 910.794.4877
Email wdm@wardandsmith.com
Post Office Box 7068, Wilmington, NC 28406-7068

Dan's practice experience encompasses the entire range of real estate development, commercial real estate, community association, financing, and general business transactions.  He has worked with, and provides legal services to, commercial lending institutions, developers, individuals, and other entities regarding the acquisition, financing, refinancing, purchase, and sale of commercial properties, including retail business properties, and the development of unimproved real estate.  Dan has published various articles regarding real estate and related business issues, and served on the North Carolina Bar Association committee which drafted the North Carolina Planned Community Act.  He has participated as a speaker and panelist for continuing legal education programs sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association, the Community Associations Institute, and other private and civic groups.  He has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.


  • J.D., The University of North Carolina School of Law, 1973
  • B.A., North Carolina State University, 1969

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Community Associations Institute
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Division: Senior Lawyers
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Section: Real Property

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 1973
  • All state courts in North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

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