A licensed North Carolina real estate attorney must supervise the closing, approve funds for disbursement, and certify title. NC Bar Advisory Opinion 2002-1. Only a licensed North Carolina real estate attorney can certify title to a title company before a title policy may be issued. The certifying attorney may not be an employee or agent of the title company. See NCGS §58-26.1. Drafting of legal documents, including deeds, mortgages, and other transaction documents must be done by a North Carolina real estate attorney. NCGS §84-2.1.