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Jerome R. Eatman Jr.

Jerome R. Eatman Jr.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Jerome R. (“Jerry”) Eatman  is a partner in Lynch & Eatman, L.L.P.  Jerry grew up in Raleigh and returned home to practice law in 1982 upon graduation from UNC School of Law.  From 1987 to 1993 Jerry was a partner in the firm of Poyner & Spruill where his practice was focused on commercial real estate and land use and zoning matters.  At Lynch & Eatman since 1993, Jerry has work with developers, land owners and agribusiness interests in a variety of land use, development, financing, and restructuring issues. 

Jerry has long been active in a number of environmental and conservation groups.  He is a sitting board member and president of the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation and currently serves as a member of the state development committee for the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club.  Jerry was recently appointed by the Wake County Commissioners to serve on the Wake County Sustainability Task Force.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • General Business
  • Commercial Debtor Protection
  • Land Use and Zoning

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1982
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1989


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1982
  • University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1979


  • Regulation of Wireless Communication Towers, NCBA Seminar
  • Handling Client Funds and Trust Fund Maintenance, NCBA Real Property Section Annual Meeting
  • Joint Ventures with Lenders, NCBA Commercial Real Estate Seminar
  • Future Advance Lending, NCBA Commercial Real Estate Seminar
  • “Trust Fund Regulations, Conflicts of Interest, Investing with Clients and Officer and Director Liability”, NCBA Real Property Section Newsletter-4-part Ethics Article
  • “Leasehold Lending and Deeds of Trust”, NCBA Real Property Section Newsletter
  • Drafting Opinion Letters (Seminar Paper and Presentation), NCBA Real Property Section Annual Meeting, 2006 - Present
  • Ground Leases – Landlord’s Perspective, NCBA Real Property Hot Topics, 2009 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member


  • Chi Phi
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4130 Parklake Avenue
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612-4463
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