Sheryl H. Williams

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Sheryl H. Williams

swilliams@roberts-stevens.com
direct dial: (828) 258-6904 
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Biography

Sheryl Williams, currently of counsel with Roberts & Stevens, was a partner of the firm for three decades. Over the years, she has represented a diverse range of clients with a particular focus on real estate. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law by the North Carolina State Bar since 1987 and has served on the Real Property Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Sheryl is well versed and experienced in all matters of real estate law, including commercial, residential and development. A notable client of Sheryl's, the Glen Rock Project in Asheville, was developed by Mountain Housing Opportunities. The multi-phased, mixed-use development is a reflection of Asheville's rich arts and environmental heritage. Sheryl was hired by Mountain Housing Opportunities for her in-depth experience in land use and commercial development. This is an exciting project that utilizes historic tax credits for renovation and LEED certification amidst the City's greenway corridor. Sheryl's practice areas allow her to be an active part of the smart development of Asheville.

Experience

Land use and zoning issues

Negotiation and drafting of contracts, loan documents, leases and other real property, and transactional documents

Representation of title insurance companies in commercial matters and claims

Representation of commercial and residential developers, including owners of hotels/motels, restaurants, office buildings, shopping centers, and resort communities

Education

University of North Carolina and Wright State University, BA, magna cum laude, 1973

University of North Carolina, School of Law, JD, 1980

Professional

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 and 2016 Lawyer of the Year in Asheville for Real Estate Law; Real Estate Law, 2009-2017; Litigation-Real Estate, 2011-2017

North Carolina Land Title Association

North Carolina State Bar Real Property Law Specialization Committee

North Carolina Super Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2009-2013

Top 50 Women North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2011-2012

Bar & Court Admissions

North Carolina Bar Association, Secretary, 1983-1985 and Member, 1986-1989, Real Property Section Council and Member, 1988-1991, Residential Task Force and Member, 1989-1990, Land Records Management Task Force

North Carolina State Bar, Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law-Residential Transactions

North Carolina State Bar, Real Property Law Specialization Committee

Community Service

BB&T Asheville Area, Advisory Board Member

MANNA Food Bank, Board of Directors, 1991-present; Emeritus, 2010