Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP, Attorneys and Counselors at Law

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Elizabeth R. Harrison (“Biz”)

Elizabeth R. Harrison (“Biz”)

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Lender Representation
  • Land Use
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Foreclosure
  • Title Claim
  • Coverage and Curative Work
  • Real Estate Malpractice Defense
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Corporate Formation and Business Planning

Biography

Elizabeth R. Harrison (“Biz”) is an experienced commercial real estate attorney representing commercial buyers, sellers, developers, builders and lenders in complex real estate matters. Elizabeth’s ability to utilize relationships established through her diverse background sets her apart. She delivers the highest level of service to her commercial clients. Elizabeth spent twenty plus years in private practice and the last seven years as Title Counsel with a major national Underwriter and then a North Carolina Title Agency. Elizabeth has valuable insight into handling commercial transactions both in North Carolina and in other states having assisted from the title insurance side making risk decisions, coordinating transactions and in exporting commercial matters all over the country.  

 

Elizabeth had the distinct honor to serve as the Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Real Property Section in 2014-2015. During her time as an active member of the Real Property Section which continues currently and her association with North Carolina Land Title Association, Elizabeth has participated in legislative lobbying, drafting, stakeholder groups and providing advice regarding statutes that affect real property specifically including, but not limited to, the Mechanic’s Lien legislation, revisions to the Power of Attorney statute, Curative Statute, revisions to the Condominium Act, and Remote Electronic Notary Act.

 

Raleigh has been Elizabeth’s home since 1997 after growing up in Wilson, North Carolina. When she is not working, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, the beach and painting. It is not uncommon to catch her at a UNC game or World Cup Soccer event.

Education

  • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1995
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Honors: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina

Professional Associations

  • WCBA Professionalism Committee, 2018 to Present
  • NCBA Legislative Advisory Committee, 2016 to Present
  • Land Records Task Force, 2014 to Present
  • NC Secretary of State Electronic Mortgage Closing Advisory Committee, 2018 to Present
  • Chair, NCBA Real Property Section, 2014 to 2015
  • Council Member, NCBA Real Property Section, 2009 to 2016
  • NCBA Real Property Section Member Indexing Standards Task Force
  • Tri-Chair NC Closing Attorney Best Practices Task Force, 2013 to 2020
  • Board Member, 2002 to 2004
  • Member WCBA Grievance Committee, 2003 to 2006
  • President Wake County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2000 to 2001
  • Wake County Bar Association, 2010 to 2012
  • Division Director, NCBA Young Lawyers Division, 1999 to 2002
  • Member, NCBA Strategic Planning Committee, 2002 to 2005
  • Board Member, Real Estate Lawyers Association of NC (RELANC), 2018 to 2022
  • Wake County Real Property Lawyers Association
  • Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW), 2017 to 2022
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, 2017 to 2022
  • Urban Land Institute, 2017 to 2022
  • North Carolina Land Title Association (NCLTA) Legislative Committee, 2018 to Present

Past Positions

  • Raleigh Manager/Title Counsel, Attorneys Title, 2022 to 2023
  • Raleigh Manager/Title Counsel, Fidelity National Title & Commonwealth Land Title, 2017 to 2022
  • Elizabeth R. Harrison Attorney at Law, PC 2001-2016, 2001 to 2016
  • In-house Counsel, North Carolina College Foundation, 2000 to 2001
  • Partner, Gunter & Harrison, PLLC, 1996 to 2000
  • Associate Attorney, Levine & Stewart, 1995 to 1996
  • Summer Clerk, The Honorable John B. Lewis, Jr., North Carolina Court of Appeals

Honors

  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite
  • North Carolina Land Title Association Service Award
  • NCBA Real Property Section Service Award
  • NCBA YLD Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Published Works

  • NCBA Blog Post, March 21, 2023 “Odyssey Pilots in Wake, Johnston, Harnett & Lee Counties: A Real Property Perspective” –The Top NCBarBlog post for 2023 per eBar 1/3/24, Elizabeth R. Harrison
  • NCBA Real Property Section RTTV Series, April 12, 2023, “VCAP to Odyssey What We Know”, Elizabeth R. Harrison
  • Wake County Bar Association Professionalism Blog, September 18, 2023, “Paying Forward Professionalism”, Elizabeth R. Harrison
  • Attorneys Title Newsletter March 2023 Edition, “Pilot Counties Launch Odyssey”, Elizabeth R. Harrison
  • Attorneys Title CLE Presentation—2022 Real Estate Seminar Series—“Hot Topics in Title Insurance” and “Nuts and Bolts of Title Insurance”, Elizabeth R. Harrison
  • NCLTA Newsletter, Spring 2022, “The Time is RIPE for North Carolina RON”, Elizabeth Harrison with Kim Rosenberg and Nancy Ferguson
  • NCLTA Newsletter, Winter 2024, “Odyssey Update”, Elizabeth R. Harrison
  • FNT Practical Podcast for Dirt Lawyers 2021 developed and hosted, Elizabeth R. Harrison
  • 1st Edition “New Layers of Complexity Covid Brought to Commercial Real Estate Practice”, with Guest Margaret Burnham of Maynard Nexsen
  • 2nd Edition “Revisions to the North Carolina Condominium Act”, with Guests Jim Saintsing State Counsel of Fidelity National Title/Commonwealth Land Title and Bryan
  • Fidelity National Title/Commonwealth Land Title CLE Presentation, October 21, 2020, “Managing Technology to Avoid Cyber Fraud”, Elizabeth R. Harrison
  • Wake County Bar Association Bar Flyer, First Quarter 2018, “The New Normal: How a Family of Lawyers is Navigating the Road to Recovery”, written by Alexandra Davis and Sarah Justice about Elizabeth and her family