Eric's practice experience encompasses various areas of civil litigation, including real property, business, and commercial litigation; zoning and land use issues; disputes involving community associations; and insurance coverage disputes. He is a member of the Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section Council of the North Carolina State Bar Association and leads the firm's Eminent Domain practice.
Eric has handled numerous cases in State and Federal court from the investigation stage through appeals. He has represented clients in complex cases involving breach of contract, real estate development, scope and location of easements/boundaries, covenant interpretation and enforcement, interpretation of commercial general, property casualty and directors and officers liability policies, and many other areas. He works diligently with clients in an effort to achieve the most favorable results possible, whether that involves pre-litigation negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or taking a case through trials and subsequent appeals.
Before joining the firm, Eric served our country as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. During his ten years on active duty, he served as a Communications Officer, Defense Counsel, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, and Prosecutor. Eric currently serves his local community as a Board Member and Vice Chairman for the CarolinaEast Foundation.
"Go-To Thought Leader," National Law Review, 2018
This is the motto of the United States Marine Corps. It means "Always Faithful." What I admire most about my clients is their courage to fight for what they believe is right and their perseverance to purse a resolution of their claims to a conclusion
I became a lawyer because the law is always changing and I wanted to pursue a career that would be intellectually challenging. One surprising thing people don't know about me is that I was the co-owner of a pub and restaurant called "The Royale Gargoyle." It was located in Emerald Isle, NC.
My favorite fictional character is Captain America. Captain America embodies virtues that are timeless and universal such as courage, humility, personal sacrifice, and perseverance. He is an American patriot and is loyal to our core principles of freedom, equality and justice.
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