Law Office of Lisa M. Logan, Durham, North Carolina. Sole Practitioner.
(April 1994 to present).
General practice of law with a concentration in residential real estate
matters, wills and estate planning matters, and business incorporations.
Conducted more than a thousand real estate closings. Approved closing
attorney for all major national and state lending institutions and title
North Carolina Central School of Law, Durham, North
Carolina, Adjunct Professor. (Spring Semester 1998 to present).
Adjunct professor at law school for an upper level course entitled "Real
Estate Finance" which focuses on the legal intricacies involved in real
estate matters. Course covers issues of financing, title, foreclosure,
and the general settlement process. Emphasis place on North Carolina real
estate law and real estate practice. Taught all graduating students in
both Day and Evening programs North Carolina real estate finance issues,
including mechanics and materialmen's liens and foreclosure procedures
in team taught "Statutory Interpretation."
Durham Technical Community College, Durham, North Carolina,
Instructor (1995, 1996, 1997).
Instructor of Real Estate Law for the North Carolina Real Estate Licensing
Program. Certified and approved instructor by the North Carolina Board
of Real Estate.
Upchurch and Galifianakis, Attorneys at Law, Durham,
North Carolina. Associate. (February 1992 - April 1994).
Law firm engaged in the general practice of law. Areas include both civil
and criminal cases. Caseload included: trial preparation, family law,
juvenile defense, misdemeanor criminal and traffic offenses, personal
injury, real estate, wills and trusts, and unfair trade practices.
American Institute of Paralegal Studies, Atlanta, Georgia.
Instructor. Evening classes taught at St. Mary's College, Raleigh, North
Carolina. (December 1991 - December 1993).
Involved in all aspects of instructing paralegals. Areas of instruction:
Legal Research and Writing; Civil Litigation; Real Estate/Property Law;
and Wills and Probate.
Department of Justice, N.C. Attorney General's Office,
Raleigh, North Carolina. Intern. (June-August 1990 and June-August 1989).
Certified under NC's 3rd year law student practice rule; Researched and
wrote criminal appellate briefs; Researched and drafted motions in civil
actions; Drafted answers to complaints; Conducted depositions of opposing
parties; Answered interrogatories; Interviewed witnesses and defendants;
Participated in case management and trial preparation.
Juris Doctor, 1991, North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Bachelor of Arts, 1987, Psychology, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Academic Honors: Dean's List, NCCU School of Law (1990).
Dean's List, UNC-Chapel Hill.
Member, North Carolina State Bar
Member, North Carolina Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
Certified Notary Public for NC
Member, Durham County Bar Association
Frequent speaker at first time homebuyer seminars, including Blue Cross/Blue
Shield Employee Luncheon Speaker Series, Triangle Business and Professional
Guild, and Orange County Women's Center.
Guest lecturer, North Carolina Central University School
of Law, How to Conduct a Real Estate Closing--What They Don't Tell You
In the Casebook, for Professor Janice Mills's Real Estate Finance class,
Spring 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997 and Professor Patti Solari's Real Estate
Finance class, Summer 1995 and 1997.
Author/Publisher of brochure, Choosing Your Closing
Attorney, detailing the settlement process for the average home buyer
and relating the attorney responsibilities in a North Carolina residential
real estate closing.