Since joining Brooks Pierce in 1966, Erwin Fuller has focused his practice in real property, estate planning and estate administration. With more than 50 years of legal experience, Erwin has an in-depth understanding of the legal landscape and how to best serve his clients’ needs.
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 Centrant Community Capital, Inc.), a subsidiary of the North Carolina Bankers Association. While this work has largely transitioned to Brooks Pierce partner Iain MacSween, Erwin is still involved and works with Iain as needed and requested.
Additionally, Erwin represents Guilford County Schools on a wide range of real property matters.
Erwin works with individuals throughout the entire estate planning process and helps his clients transfer wealth in a tax-efficient manner.
Erwin works with individuals and their families in the administration of estates and the complex legal issues that arise.
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Trusts and Estates Law (2006-2019) and Real Estate Law (2019)
Inducted into the Herb Falk Society (pro bono), Greensboro Bar Association (2017-2018)
Recognized by the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society (2017-2018)
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 Bar Association Board of Governors (2018-2019)
Member, North Carolina State Bar Client Security Fund Board of Trustees (2017-present)
Council Member (2015-present), Chair-Elect (2017-2018) and Chair (2018-2019), North Carolina Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division
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 (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)
Presenter, "The Lawyer as Crisis Manager," UNC School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, February 2018
Co-presenter (with Julia Ambrose), "Ethics Update for In-House Counsel: Litigation, Investigations and Management," Association of Corporate Counsel event, December 2017 (repeated for ACC Triad Chapter, March 2018)
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.