Carolyn Clark Snipes


Carolyn Clark Snipes
direct dial: (828) 210-6860
fax: (828) 253-7212
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Carolyn Snipes practices commercial and residential real property law representing developers, sellers, buyers, lenders, and title insurance companies. She focuses on real estate transactions, easements and agreements, property disputes, and title insurance claims.

Carolyn graduated magna cum laude and received her Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law. She was elected to serve as Notes & Comment editor of the Gonzaga Law Review and, as Chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, participated in the effort leading to the creation of the Gonzaga Institute for Action Against Hate.

After spending 5 years in private practice mainly as a commercial litigator and bankruptcy attorney, she became title counsel for a major national title insurance company where she gained deep knowledge of commercial and residential transactions working with customers in 98 of the 100 counties in North Carolina. With 13 years of title and commercial closing experience, Carolyn joined the firm with enthusiasm and a desire to efficiently guide clients through transactions and thorny title issues.

Carolyn is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law. She regularly speaks on real estate and title insurance matters at continuing legal educations seminars.


Old Dominion University, BA, 1993

Gonzaga University School of Law, magna cum laude, 1998

Practices & Industries

Commercial Real Estate Law

Housing - Public & Affordable

Property Disputes

Residential Real Estate Law

Title Insurance


Board of Law Examiners Board Candidate Committee for the 28th Judicial District, 2011 – present

North Carolina Land Title Association, President and recipient of special award for Exceptional Service to the Association in legislative initiative on transfer fee covenants, 2007 – 2011

North Carolina State Bar Real Property Council Member, 2008 – 2011


2015 NC Real Property, CFPB – Is the Sky Falling

North Carolina Real Property 2014, Newly Adopted and Updated Ethics Opinions

North Carolina Real Property Update 2013, New Mechanics Lien Law

NC Real Property Selected Topics 2013, Due Authority: Can You Do That?

NC Real Property Update 2012, Ethics

NC Real Property: Selected Topics 2010, Ethics

Bar & Court Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Cherokee Tribal Court

Community Service

Odyssey Community School, Board of Trustees, Finance Chair (2015-2016), Development Chair (2015-present), Member 2014-present

Children’s Center at Gracelyn, Board of Directors, 2011 – 2015

Asheville Affiliates, President (2006–2007), Member 2005-2007