ATTORNEY PROFILES

David N. Hilton

David N. Hilton has a multi-faceted practice assisting clients throughout North Carolina. His practice areas include business and corporate law, commercial transactions, construction law, commercial and residential real estate, wills & trusts, and estate planning and administration. David is admitted to practice before the United States Court Of Appeals and the United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina.

Background.

David is a North Carolina native and grew up in the triangle area. From 1988 through 1992, David attended Appalachian State University where he graduated cum laude and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, concentrating in Town, City & County Government, with a minor in Planning and Zoning. While at Appalachian State, David was a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu, ASU Inter Fraternity Counsel, the Order of Omega, and the Delta Chi Fraternity where he served as president of his chapter and received the Delta Chi Fraternity National Merit Award in 1990.

After college, David attended Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and graduated in 1996. His honors and awards at Campbell included: Campbell Law Review, Prince Evidence National Moot Court Team, School of Law Academic Scholarship, Order of the Kivette, Who’s Who Among American Law Students, and the 1996 Branch Banking & Trust Company Will Drafting and Estate Planning Award.

Professional Associations.

David is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association (Business, Real Property, and Estate Planning Sections), the Tenth Judicial District Bar, the Wake County Bar Association, and the Triangle Area of Commercial Realtors.

Publications.

David authored “As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, Attorneys and the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,” which was published in the Campbell Law Review, Volume 18, Winter 1996.

Representative Experience Includes.

  • Successfully represented a national landlord in a breach of lease lawsuit against  a national tenant resulting in a $2,800,000 settlement and payment to the landlord.
  • Represented the owner in $54,000,000 commercial development which included HUD financing with Federal and State tax credits including, historic, NC Mill Credit and new markets.
  • Represented owner in the refinance of a shopping center for $10,000,000.
  • Negotiated and consummated loan modification to extend existing $9,500,000  loan for a retail shopping center owned by TICs.
  • Negotiated contract for sale of an out parcel to Bojangles for $650,000.
  • Represented the buyer in the purchase and redevelopment of a historic warehouse for $20,638,000 which included two CDE loans with Bank of America, Federal and State historic tax credits.
  • Represented the buyer in the purchase of a retail center for $1,650,000.
  • Prosecuted a civil action against a tenant and obtained a judgment for $109,000.
  • Negotiated lease agreement with Harris Teeter on behalf of the owner of a retail shopping center.
Nelson G. Harris

Nelson G. Harris, serves clients having litigation needs anywhere in North Carolina. His primary practice areas are commercial and civil litigation including disputes involving real property ownership and development, commercial leases, breach of contract, construction litigation, and foreclosures. Nelson is admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of North Carolina, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Background.

Nelson was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and moved to Raleigh with his family, in 1969. Nelson attended school through High School in Raleigh, securing his diploma from Father George B. S. Hale High School, in 1980. Nelson attended North Carolina State University, graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, magna cum laude. Nelson attended the University of North Carolina from 1983 through 1989, securing his Master of Science in Economics in 1988, and his Juris Doctor, with Honors, in 1989.

Professional Associations.

Nelson is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, and Tenth Judicial District Bar Association, and the Wake County Bar Association.

Julie O’Day

Background.

Originally from Michigan, Julie and is currently a resident of Wake Forest, North Carolina. Julie graduated from Michigan State University in 1987 with a B.A. in Communication Arts & Sciences and from the University of Dayton School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctorate.
Julie has practiced in the areas of residential and commercial closings for over eight years and assisted both buyers and sellers with standard mortgage loan closings, cash closings, Small Business Administration financing, construction to permanent financing, and 1031 Exchanges and seller financed closings. Additionally, Julie has worked with investors to negotiate pre-foreclosure sales and has negotiated short sales for distressed buyers, and assisted both buyers and sellers in “FSBO” closings. With this knowledge, Julie is personally committed to making the closing go smoothly for everyone involved in the transaction.
In the community, Julie is actively involved with PTA and with her children’s sports.

Professional Associations.

Julie is a member of the State Bar of Georgia where she is licensed and admitted to practice.

Scott P. Silvers

Scott P. Silvers serves clients throughout the country practicing immigration law. He also assists clients in North Carolina protect and manage assets in the areas of civil litigation, business transactions, commercial and residential real estate, wills & trusts and estate planning. Scott is admitted to practice in North Carolina.

Link to Korean website (한국어 페이지): http://www.nc-attorney.biz/Korean/

Background

Scott is a native of North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in History.

Afterwards, he attended the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor and graduated with honors.

While attending UNC law school, Scott joined the Asian American Law Student Association and was selected to be a member of the UNC Law School Faculty Selection Student Committee. During his last year, Scott was part of the Immigration Law and Human Rights Clinic at UNC, where he spent most of his time assisting immigrants by working on applications and forms necessary for immigration, affidavits, research, and policy writing.

As the son and husband of immigrants, Scott has a special appreciation for the challenges that immigrants face when starting a new life in the United States. He has lived in foreign countries for over seven years throughout his life, and personally knows how frustrating and difficult it can be to obtain a visa or immigrate to a new country.  Scott uses his experiences and perspective to help others navigate through the immigration process as quickly and conveniently as possible.

Scott speaks both English and Korean. While living in Korea, Scott was required to speak Korean as the host of two different television shows. He was a host for Arirang TV’s “Destination: Korea,” a travel show. Scott was also the host/talent of a reality comedy series for SBS TV’s “Live Well, Eat Well.”

Representative experience

Represented multimillion-dollar corporations and individual clients in connection with:

• H-1B (Specialty Occupation);
• L-1A (Intracompany Transferee Executive);
• EB-1 (Priority Worker);
• EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver);
• E2 (Investor);
• B1 (Domestic Employee) status/visas; and
• Other immigrant/nonimmigrant benefits.

• Successfully secured E-2 investor status extensions for a LLC reporting less than $10,000.00 in annual net income.

• Successfully petitioned for and secured the return of over $20,000.00 seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for federal violations.

• Representative experience in District Court and Superior Court in a wide range of civil matters.

• Successfully represented injured party in negotiating settlement of personal injury claims with Fortune 100 Company.

• Secured payment of $125,000.00 in connection with disputes arising from damages to property.

• Secured judgment for $130,458.99 in Wake County civil action for breach of contract suit. Handled with Nelson G. Harris.

• Represented sellers/buyers in the sale or purchase of various commercial enterprises/business assets.

• Represented LLC in the refinance of a shopping center for $3,125,000.00.

Stephen P. Stewart

Stephen P. Stewart, J.D., LL.M., Taxation, serves clients throughout the triangle area of North Carolina. His practice areas include business and corporate law, commercial transactions, wills & trusts, estate planning and administration, taxation and civil litigation and commercial litigation. Stephen is admitted to practice in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Background.

Stephen was born and raised in Florence, South Carolina. He attended the University of South Carolina from 1985 to 1988, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in accounting.

After college, Stephen attended the University of South Carolina receiving his J.D. degree in 1991. While in law school, Mr. Stewart was a member of the South Carolina Law Review.

After law school, Stephen attended New York University School of Law obtaining a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in taxation in 1992.

Professional Associations.

Stephen is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the South Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association (Elder Law and Estate Planning Sections), the Tenth Judicial District Bar Association, and the Wake County Bar Association.