Wilmington, N.C. – Ted Shipley, an attorney in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Wilmington office, was recently appointed to The New Hanover County Planning Board during the Board of Commissioners meeting on July 15.
"The responsibilities of The New Hanover County Planning Board are critical to the growth and development of the county," said Shipley. "I am proud to serve on the Board and look forward to furthering the creation of sound development policies."
The New Hanover County Planning Board advises the Board of Commissioners, with a primary focus on land use planning, zoning and growth management issues.
As a member of the Real Estate Group, Shipley focuses his practice 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. He represents developers of office, retail, industrial, and residential projects and his work for clients includes the acquisition of raw and improved real estate, preparation of restrictive covenants for planned commercial, residential and mixed-use developments, financing of real estate developments, and the sale and leasing of such developments. Shipley's practice involves complex real estate title examinations, including review of mineral and development rights issues.
"Ted is an incredibly talented lawyer who understands government and land use planning," said Practice Area Leader of the firm's Real Estate Group Tom Terrell. "He will serve well."
Demonstrating further devotion to his North Carolina community, Shipley serves on the Board of Directors for the Carousel Center for Abused Children, an organization committed to assisting victims of child abuse, providing critical care services to children from approximately eight counties throughout southeastern North Carolina.
Shipley earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.