We handle a wide variety of real estate transactions including purchases (residential and commercial), refinances and equity lines. We handle real estate transactions for buyers, sellers, realtors, banks, lenders, brokers, developers, builders and title insurance companies in Mecklenburg County and all surrounding counties. We also have the ability to set up and advise partnerships, corporations, LLC’s and other similar entities.
We welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Daniel (Dan) is a native Charlottean. He grew up in South Charlotte and attended Charlotte Country Day School. After graduating from Country Day School, Dan enrolled at Hampden-Syndey College in Virginia. He received a B.A. in Ecomonics (Cum Laude). While at Hampden-Sydney, Dan received the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award for Economics and was inducted into the National Society in Economics, Omicron Delta Epsilon and the Eta of Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Dan entered The Wake Forest School of Law in 1986 and graduated with his J.D. in 1989.
Dan has been an active member of the North Carolina State Bar since 1989. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Mecklenburg County Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association. Dan is a current Board Member (2012-2014) of RELANC, the North Carolina Real Estate Lawyers Association of North Carolina.
Dan began his legal career in 1989 in Raleigh, North Carolina with the Firm of Smith, Debnam, Hibbert, and Pahl, P.A. After several years, Dan returned home to Charlotte and joined James, McElroy and Diehl, P.A. as an associate. In 1995, Dan became partner in the firm of McMillan, Surles & Terry, P.A. which later evolved into McMillan & Terry, P.A. Dan is now the member/manager of The Terry Law Firm, PLLC in the heart of South Park.
Dan and his wife, Laura Ann, were married in 1988 and currently live in South Charlotte. They have three children; Danny, Caroline and Mary Kathryn. The family is active in their church and are current members of the St. Patricks Parish.
Ruta Panomitros was just admitted to the South Carolina Bar and now is working for us as an Attorney at Law for South Carolina. Ruta was born and raised in Chicago by her two Lithuanian immigrant parents. She earned her nursing degree at University of Illinois and worked as an ICU nurse while attending DePaul University College of Law in the evening. After Ruta was admitted to the Bar in Illinois and Texas, she married Dr. Gregory Panomitros. They then moved to Galveston, Texas, where they had their two daughters, Sofia and Anastasia. After 12 years in Texas, the Panomitros family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. Now that her daughters are older, Ruta is happy working with Dan Terry and his entire staff on anything and everything that needs to be done for the benefit of their clients.
Carol is a Charlotte native. She graduated from East Mecklenburg in 1970 and attended East Carolina. She worked for NCNB in the construction loan division for 3 years. She started working as a paralegal with Parham, Helms & Kellam in 1979 and worked there for 13 years. She left there and went to work for James, McElroy & Diehl in 1992, which later evolved into McMillan, Surles & Terry and then became McMillan & Terry. Carol left in January 2014 to work for Dan Terry, who opened his own law office, The Terry Law Firm, PLLC. She is excited to be working with Dan in a smaller, more personal atmosphere.
She has a grown son and daughter-in-law, a daughter and five wonderful grandchildren. Carol is a member of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church.
Carol enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She plans to do more traveling in her free time, along with becoming more active with programs and missions at St. Stephen’s UMC.
Martha is a native Charlottean. Martha and her husband, Bob, have been married since 1993, they have one son, Chad, who is busy traveling for work all around the world. She worked with Dan, Carol and LuAnn for the past 20 years. and has since joined our firm.
Martha’s favorite hobby is working in her organic vegetable garden.
Ginger started in the Real Estate industry in 1978 at Home Federal Savings and Loan. She then went to The Real Estate Lending Division at what was then NCNB, leaving her position as an Assistant Vice-President to raise her two children. She re-entered the workforce in 2001 with Parham, Helms, & Harris, working there as a Paralegal for over 10 years, Ginger then went to work for McMillan & Terry in their Relocation Department and then for attorney R. Dale Fussell working on the Housing & Urban Development contract. Ginger has now reunited with her former colleagues and Dan Terry here at The Terry Law Firm as a Closing Paralegal.
Ginger was born in Durham but raised in Florida, attending Florida State University graduating in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business. She and her late husband Rick Kurtz have two children, son Spencer and his wife Deanna and daughter Mary Ellen, both residing in Charlotte and step-son Steven Kurtz and his wife Kyley and their children Aletta and Lily all living in Raleigh.
Ginger’s interest include sports, yard work and gardening, hiking, and volunteer work at Christ Episcopal Church. One of her “dream trips” to take would be visiting all of the National Parks in the United States by train.
Lu Ann and her husband moved to Charlotte from the Kernersville/Winston-Salem area in 1986. She worked with Chuck Bennett at Weaver, Bennett & Bland in Matthews, NC., where Lu Ann was trained as a Real Estate Paralegal. She then joined Ralph McMillan at James, McElroy & Diehl in 1991, where she worked with Ralph McMillan and Dan Terry until April 2010. She helped Ralph and Dan establish the satellite office of McMillan & Terry, P.A., at the University Office. Lu Ann has continued working part time on a contractual basis with various law firms in the area such as; The Bain Group, Brad A. Baily, Leslie M. Webb and Wallace & Pittman. She loves being back with Dan in his smaller office environment, believing Dan has pulled together a great group of people. Lu Ann is currently working three days per week with the firm helping to schedule closings, setting up files, and assisting Carol, Martha and Vikki as much as possible.
Lu Ann has a beautiful granddaughter and a new grandson. Working part-time affords Lu Ann the luxury of spending more time with her family, which she loves very much.
We handle real estate closings from start to finish. After we receive an executed contract, we will set up a file, order a title search and a survey (if requested) and begin communicating with all of the parties. We will close the transaction, record documents and disburse. All of this is handled professionally and ethically.
We handle small commercial transactions. We will setup a file after we receive an executed contract, order a title search and a survey (if requested) and review all documents. We will deal with any and all buyers, sellers, agents, lenders and title insurance companies. Our office will close the transaction, communicate with any lenders, record the necessary documents and disburse.
Our law firm can help you set up corporations, partnerships and LLCs. We will draft the documents necessary to form the entity, have the documents executed and filed with the Secretary of State.
Our firm can help you draft and negotiate your real estate contract. Many buyers and sellers do not have real estate agents helping them with their real estate deals. If you are ever in this situation, please feel free to contact us so that we can help you draft the appropriate documents.
We can help you with short term and long term lease transactions. We can draft the documents and advise you on any lease agreements that you may have already entered into.