4130 Parklake Ave., Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 571-3332
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Jerome R. Eatman Jr.


Raleigh, NC

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.



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Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

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


  • 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 Communications 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 & Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member


  • Chi Phi