North Carolina eminent domain

2011 Update – North Carolina Eminent Domain Cases

by Christopher Simmons on March 15, 2012

First Annual North Carolina Eminent Domain Case Update So far, North Carolina condemnation lawyers as well as lay people seem to find CarolinaCondemnationLaw.com a helpful source for questions about eminent domain in NC. Recently, CarolinaCondemnationLaw.com has published its first annual update of North Carolina condemnation cases. This 2011 condemnation cases update includes all North Carolina eminent domain cases […]

Re-Elect Laura Riddick Wake County Register of Deeds

by Christopher Simmons on February 13, 2012

Laura Riddick has filed for Re-Election as Wake County Register of Deeds Today, Wake County Register of Deeds Laura Riddick filed her re-election papers at Wake County’s Board of Elections shortly after noon.  As of of the Raleigh real estate attorneys, I am proud to support her bid for fifth term of continuing to improve the Wake […]

New Statute Prohibits Naming Trustees as Parties in Civil Cases

by Christopher Simmons on September 6, 2011

North Carolina has just ratified a bill, signed by the Governor, that is partially entitled, “AN ACT TO MODERNIZE AND ENACT CERTAIN PROVISIONS REGARDING DEEDS OF TRUST….” S.B. 679, 2011 Sess. Law 312 (the “Act”). The Act, which is effective October 1, 2011, modifies North Carolina General Statutes in Chapters 24 (Interest), 45 (Mortgages and Deeds […]

Wake County Register of Deeds has Great New Website

by Christopher Simmons on July 30, 2011

Recently, the Wake County Register of Deeds, Laura Riddick, unveiled her new website.  It looks great and even  has a post right up front explaining the changes and improvements to the site: The Wake County’s Register of Deeds Office is launching a web site overhaul this week that improves the heavily-used public service’s functionality and […]

North Carolina eminent domain law

by Christopher Simmons on March 27, 2011

As an Associate City Attorney, my primary practice area is eminent domain or land condemnation, representing the City of Raleigh in filing lawsuits to acquire private property for public projects for the City of Raleigh.  My wife, Inez de Ondarza Simmons, is also an North Carolina eminent domain lawyer, although she never represents clients against […]

New iMaps for Raleigh and Wake County

by Christopher Simmons on September 10, 2010

The combined iMaps for Raleigh and Wake County is being improved.  Apparently, it is still in beta test form, but if you click the button image to the left you can try out the new features.  A couple of things I noticed right away are: Google street view is available from within iMaps; there is […]

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City of Raleigh 2030 Comprehensive Plan now On-line

by Christopher Simmons on March 19, 2010

The City of Raleigh 2030 Comprehensive Plan was adopted October 7, 2009 and became effective November 1, 2009.  The full-color version is now available on-line at http://www.raleigh-nc.org/cp.

Links to helpful databases & how to use them better

by Christopher Simmons on February 13, 2009

I recently added a page with helpful links to public databases. These databases are North Carolina state and local Wake County sites — and a few others  — that I regularly use in my land condemnation and real estate litigation practice areas. Instead of a simple list of hyperlinks, I have tried to comment on each […]