Register of Deeds Update

From Drew Reisinger, Register of Deeds:

Dear Real Estate Attorneys,

After the CDC’s guidance lifting most mask and social distancing requirements for vaccinated individuals, Buncombe County Government is reviewing all emergency orders to come into compliance. The emergency orders that impacted this office will be repealed on June 1st. In the original emergency order we were able to temporarily halt the requirement that “the Register of Deeds shall accept any deed transferring real property for registration without the Tax Collector certificate that there are no delinquent taxes owed on the subject parcel.” The Commissioners are planning to reinstate this requirement at their June 1st meeting.

While the Register of Deeds office has largely been open to the public for the duration of the pandemic, the rest of the resolution brings the County Commission up to speed with our current practices. Mostly I wanted give you a heads up that when you transfer a property, all deeds will need to either have a stamp from the tax department stating that there are no delinquent taxes due on the parcel and/or contains the following statement: “This Instrument prepared by [insert name of attorney], a licensed North Carolina attorney. Delinquent taxes, if any, to be paid by the closing attorney to the county tax collector upon disbursement of closing proceeds.”

If you have any questions about this change, you are welcome to reach out to me or our Recording Department at any time at 828-250-4302.

Thanks for your understanding,

Drew Reisinger

He/Him/His

Register of Deeds

(828) 250-4315

205 College St – Asheville, NC 28801

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Grimes Teich Anderson Attorneys Selected To South Carolina Super Lawyers®

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is happy to announce that attorneys Scott M. Anderson and Jeffrey M. Martin have been selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers® list for 2021.  Scott is listed for Personal Injury Law, and Jeff is listed in Rising Stars®, for Workers’ Compensation Law.  Scott was also recently selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers for Personal Injury.

Super Lawyers is an annual rating of outstanding lawyers from across the nation. Peer nominations and evaluations, along with 3-party independent research, are used in the selection process. No more than 5 percent of attorneys in the state are selected for Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent are selected for Rising Stars. To be eligible for Rising Stars, an attorney must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

Scott, the managing partner of Grimes Teich Anderson, and Jeff, a partner in the firm, represent clients who have suffered serious injury and death because of the negligence of others. Grimes Teich Anderson is a North Carolina and South Carolina Injury & Disability Law Firm with primary offices in Asheville and Greenville.

To read more about Scott, please click here: https://www.grimesandteich.com/scott-m-anderson/. To read more about Jeff, please click here: https://www.grimesandteich.com/jeffrey-m-martin/

Elizabeth Thueme Joins Bull & Reinhardt

Bull & Reinhardt is pleased to welcome attorney Elizabeth Thueme to the firm. Elizabeth has joined the firm to focus primarily on family law and estate administration and planning.

Elizabeth is the eldest of four children in a military family. Elizabeth received her degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2012 and was first admitted to the bar in 2017 after graduating from Campbell Law School.

When not on the range or spending time with her family, Elizabeth can be spotted gardening, posting pictures of her fur babies, hiking, or traveling. Elizabeth is accepting cases from Buncombe, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey counties.