Terry M. Taylor

Terry M. Taylor
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Phone: (828) 322-4663
Email: TerryT@hickorylaw.com
Areas of Concentration:
Business & Corporate Law
Estate Planning & Probate
Real Estate
Wills & Trusts
Local Governments and Non-Profits
Shopping Center Development
Warehouse and Distribution Sites
Commercial Office Space
Mixed Use Projects
Title Insurance Defense

Terry brings over 25 years of practical yet innovative experience to the real estate arena.  Terry has a keen understanding of the client’s needs and quickly develops a plan to make the client’s vision a reality.  Terry is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in real‑property law for business, commercial, industrial, and residential transactions. Terry’s law practice includes primarily commercial real estate law, business and corporate transactions, local governmental entities and authorities, tax-exempt organizations, wills and trusts, and estate planning. Terry has a broad range of transactional experience including complex asset sales and purchases, and experience with work outs of troubled loan situations.  She also has extensive experience with municipal and county land-use planning issues such as zoning.  She is the attorney for the Hickory‑Conover Tourism Development Authority, the Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority (Greenway Transit), and has served as the Town Attorney for the Town of Sawmills since 1988.

Mrs. Taylor has been rated by her peers as being “preeminent” in her respective fields of law.

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina, 1984

Education:

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Western Illinois University, M.A. in Regional and Community Planning with highest honors, 1978
  • Western Illinois University, B.S. with high honors, 1977

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Certified Specialist, Real Property Law, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization (since 1993)
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Former Special Assistant for Rural Affairs for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C.
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar, Real Property Specialization Exam Committee Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section Council Member
  • North Carolina Municipal Attorney’s Association
  • Catawba County Bar Association, member and former President
  • Frye Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Hospitality House, Board Member and former President
  • Frye Regional Medical Center, Inc., Board Member and former Chairperson
  • Catawba Science Center, Cabinet Chairperson, Touch the Future campaign, and former President
  • Hickory Downtown Farmer’s Market Association Board of Directors
  • Through Healing Eyes, Board Member

Publications:

In “Bona Fide Farm Purpose, Agrotourism, or Locally Grown”: You May Not Know How to Define It, But You Will Know It When You See It
By Terry M. Taylor
Published by the North Carolina Bar’s Government & Public Sector section.
November 2012

Silence is Golden in Whiskey Creek (NC Planned Community Act Grants HOAs Broad Powers to Use Member Funds)
By Terry M. Taylor and Kimberly A. Richards
Coming soon in the North Carolina Bar Association’s Real Property Section September 2011 issue.

Constitutionality of Age Restricted Communities in North Carolina
By Terry M. Taylor and Timothy D. Swanson
Published by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Real Property Section, Volume 30, No. 3, February 2009.

Looking into the Crystal Ball to Determine Reasonable Amendments
By Terry M. Taylor and Timothy D. Swanson
Published by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Real Property Section, Volume 28, No. 2, December 2006.

Basic Training or Review Officer 101 for Real Property Practitioners
By Terry M. Taylor
Published by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Real Property Section, Volume 27, No. 2, March 2006. 

North Carolina Examines Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine, General Contractors Are Now Liable for Subcontractor’s Safety
By Terry M. Taylor and Timothy D. Swanson
Published by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Construction Law Section, Volume 20, No. 1, October 2005.

Who Reviews the Review Officer?
By Terry M. Taylor
Published by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Real Property Section, Volume 24, No. 1, January 2003.

Lessor’s Rights Under OTARD Regulations
By Terry M. Taylor and Jimmy R. Summerlin, Jr.
Published by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Real Property Section, Volume 23, No. 1, February 2002. 

The Fair Housing Act: Developer’s Beware
By Kevin C. McIntosh and Terry M. Taylor
Published by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Real Property Section, Volume 18, No. 3, June/July 1997.

Cartways: A New Look for an Old Statute
By Terry M. Taylor
Published by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Real Property Section, Volume 16, No. 2, May 1995.

Breakthrough: Landlocked Owners in North Carolina
By Terry M. Taylor
Published by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Real Property Section, Volume 8, No. 2, May 1987. 

JUST WHAT DOES THIS EASEMENT ALLOW ME TO DO?
By: Terry M. Taylor
Published by the NCLTA Carolina Update Fall 2014.

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