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Smith Moore Leatherwood Adds to Wilmington Real Estate Team

Smith Moore Leatherwood Adds to Wilmington Real Estate Team

August 16, 2011

Wilmington, NC — Smith Moore Leatherwood is proud to announce the expansion of the firm's real estate practice group with the addition of Edward T. (Ted) Shipley in Wilmington.

"We are excited to bring Ted to Wilmington and to the Smith Moore Leatherwood real estate team," said Michael Lee, partner in charge of the firm's Wilmington office and chairman of the firm's marketing committee. "He built a strong practice in Winston-Salem and we know he will earn great regard here in Wilmington."

Shipley's practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions and real estate finance. He regularly represents lenders in commercial loan transactions and serves the needs of banks and other financial institutions with an emphasis on the "workout" of distressed assets. Shipley also has representative experience in the negotiation of timberland sales and acquisitions. He represents clients before state public service commissions and has advised clients on the procurement of water and electric utilities.

Shipley is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Wake Forst University School of Law. He previously served on the Executive Board of the Forsyth County Bar Association and as the President of the Forsyth County Bar's Young Lawyers Division. While in Winston-Salem Shipley was actively involved in numerous community organizations, having served on the Community Appearance Commission of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, as the Co-chair for The Children Museum's Annual Gala, on the Advocacy Committee of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, and on the Winston-Salem Rotary Club.

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