William E. “Ned” Manning, Jr.

Ned was born in Morehead City, N.C., on July 18, 1966. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1988.

Ned graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1991, and was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar that year.

Ned is licensed to practice before all North Carolina State Courts, as well as the Federal District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina. He is a member of the American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, the Eighth Judicial District Bar Association and the Lenoir County Bar Association (president, 1995).

Ned's practice is concentrated in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, title claims litigation, foreclosures, creditors' rights and business law. In 2011, Ned earned recertification as a Board Certified Specialist in real property law-residential transactions by the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization.

Ned has been an active leader in various professional organizations. He currently serves on the North Carolina Bar Association Real Property Section Council, where he has chaired the Residential Committee from 2012-2014. He is also a member of the North Carolina Closing Attorney Best Practices Task Force. In previous years, he chaired the North Carolina State Bar Real Estate Specialization Committee and served on the board of the North Carolina Land Title Association.

Ned has spoken at various educational events for real estate attorneys, most recently co-presenting a webinar on March 25, 2015, for the Best Practices Task Force entitled "Implementation Stories from NC Practitioners".

Locally, Ned serves as an elder at First Presbyterian Church, and he is on the board of directors of the Lenoir Committee of 100 (Secretary) and the Kinston-Lenoir County Homebuilders Association.



In recent cases/transactions of note:

  • Represented numerous families and individuals buying, selling and leasing residential and commercial properties.
  • Filed and prosecuted numerous reformation and other title curative actions across Eastern North Carolina.
  • Lender's counsel in multiple receivership and commercial foreclosure actions.
  • Represented the Lenoir County Tax Department in over 300 tax foreclosure actions.
  • Represented individuals in multiple partition actions in various Eastern North Carolina counties involving properties ranging in value from $11,000 to well over $1 million.