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North Carolina Real Estate Attorney Requirements

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.