Erwin has more than 50 years of experience in handling commercial and other business property acquisitions, as well as commercial loan closings for both borrowers and lenders. He also has handled a variety of other real estate matters, such as rezoning proceedings, right-of-way issues and the preparation of property purchase and sale documents. 

For 15 years, Erwin handled all of the low-income housing loan closings for Community Investment Corporation of North Carolina (now Community Investment Corporation of the Carolinas), a subsidiary of the North Carolina Bankers Association. While the majority of this work has transitioned to Brooks Pierce partner and real estate attorney Anna McLamb, Erwin is still involved and works closely with Anna.

Additionally, Erwin represents Guilford County Schools on a wide range of real property matters. 

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Erwin works with individuals throughout the entire estate planning process and helps his clients transfer wealth in a tax-efficient manner.

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Erwin works with individuals and their families in the administration of estates and the complex legal issues that arise.

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Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Trusts and Estates Law (2006-2018) 

Citizen Lawyer Award recipient, North Carolina Bar Association (2011) 

Recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in Real Estate (2006)

Member, North Carolina General Statutes Commission, 2001-05 

Councilor, North Carolina State Bar, 1987-94 

Member and Past President (1998-99), Greensboro Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Association 

Member (1994-2000) and Chairman (1998-2000), North Carolina State Bar Client Security Fund Board of Trustees

Member and Past President (1985-86), Greensboro Kiwanis Club 

Trustee (1982-91) and Board Chairman (1990, 1991), Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, N.C. 

Member, Board of Trustees, Well Spring Retirement Community, Inc., 2001-09 

Trustee (2001-09) and Board Chairman (2004-09), Well Spring Foundation 

Elder, Trustee, Clerk of Session, Church School Teacher, and member/chair of various church committees, First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N.C. 

Moderator, Salem Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 1994-95

My goal during my more than 50 years of law practice has always been to produce a legal product of high quality on a timely basis for a fair and reasonable charge. My second goal has always been to treat all persons with whom I have contact, including opposing counsel and their clients, with courtesy, patience and respect, just as I would wish to be treated if our roles were reversed.

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