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Jerome R. Eatman, Jr. 

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Practice Areas:

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

Biography

Jerome R. (“Jerry”) Eatman, Jr., 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 worked with developers, land owners and agribusiness interests on a variety of land use, environmental, development, financing, and restructuring projects.

Jerry has long been active in a number of environmental and conservation groups. He is a former state board member of the Coastal Conservation Association and served six years as a board member of the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation (now Sound Rivers), serving three years as its president. In 2016 Lynch & Eatman received special recognition from Sound Rivers for its pro bono legal representation of Sound Rivers and other environmental organizations.

Education

  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1982
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2015

Honors

  • Recognition from Sound Rivers for its pro bono legal representation of Sound Rivers and other environmental organizations

Classes & Seminars

  • 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 to Present
  • Ground Leases – Landlord’s Perspective, NCBA Real Property Hot Topics, 2009

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Coastal Conservation Association, former state board member
  • Pamlico-Tar River Foundation (now Sound Rivers), Board Member
  • Pamlico-Tar River Foundation (now Sound Rivers), President
  • Volunteer Lawyer, United States Committee on Immigrants and Refugees
  • Partners Read Volunteer - Wake County Education Partnership, 2015 to Present

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member