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Frederick Kenneth Nance III

Real estate Attorney at Wilmington, NC

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Ken Nance

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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About Frederick

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Ken is a licensed attorney and counselor at law. He was born and raised in southeastern NC. He provides comprehensive, personalized real estate legal services to buyers, sellers, lenders, Realtors, mortgage bankers, and homebuilders. He concentrates in real estate, estate planning, and elder law. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, North Carolina Bar Association Divisions of Estate Planning and Elder Law/Special Needs, and Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors. Ken has extensive experience with title law and banking regulations. He maintains a NC residential general contractor's license and enjoys real estate in general. He continually receives concentrated training on innovative real estate, estate planning, and elder law techniques.


4427 Junction Park Drive #103
Wilmington, NC, 28412


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Posted by Megan | January 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Purchased my Second Home
Ken Nance was the closing attorney for the house I was purchasing! He did a fantastic job. The most notable was his efforts at keeping me informed of everything that was going on, as well as ensuring that all pf y questions were answered. He is very personable and his fees are very reasonable. Hopefully if I ever relocate again, I will be able to utilize his services!
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Posted by Mary | May 19, 2015
Buying Property
Mr. Nance was very helpful in assisting my family in purchasing a piece of property. He explained the process and the closing was completed on schedule. I would highly recommend Mr. Nance to others for their real estate closings.
Posted by Vance | April 13, 2015
Having A Baby Changed Everything
My wife and I had our first child a few months ago and the realization set in that we needed to plan in case something happened to either or both of us. Mr. Nance advised us as to everything we needed to have in place and made us feel very comfortable with our decisions.
Posted by John | March 30, 2015
Long Term Care Of Parent
Mr. Nance put together a long-term plan to help take care of our mom and protect her assets. He explained everything in terms we could understand, answered all of our questions and made us feel very comfortable with our decisions.
Posted by Fred | March 28, 2015
Provided wills, powers of attorneys, health care powers of attorneys and long term care advice.
Did a great job of explaining what we needed for long term planning and putting that plan in place to prepare us and our family for financial security as we age.


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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • F. Kenneth Nance III, Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate
  • F. Kenneth Nance III, Attorney at Law
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2015 Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • 2015
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Tax Issues for Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Planning for Institutional Care
  • 2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Guardianships
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute
  • As Judges See It: Civil Litigation
  • 2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Real Property Practical Skills
  • 2014
  • North Carolina Central University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
  • National Business
  • N/A
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  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Excellence Award
  • Campus Judicial Board
  • 2007


  • NCBA Elder and Special Needs Law Section Newsletter
  • How to Defend Your Elderly Client's Home from Foreclosure
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse Frederick
Real estate Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Friend
"I had the pleasure of working alongside Ken for several years in Wilmington, NC. He has vast knowledge of real estate law in North Carolina, and is deeply committed to his clients. He is also a local boy -- he grew up in Southeastern NC and knows the area as well as anyone. I would recommend him for any real estate transaction needs in Southeastern NC."
General practice Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very pleased to endorse my former law school classmate, and legal colleague, Attorney Frederick "Ken" Nance. In law school, Ken was one of the first upperclassmen to assist me in learning legal research on Westlaw and Lexis, and since then, I have admired his process-oriented thinking when it comes to legal problems. The core of his excellence is that he knows the law, and he makes good decisions based on both judgement and careful research and thinking beforehand. If Wilmington-area residents need a thoughtful problem solver, they would be well served to rely on Ken Nance."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It takes a very specific kind of lawyer to provide top tier representation for Elder Law and Wills/Trusts/Probate matters. Specifically, the lawyers who practice in those areas need to be extremely detail oriented, meticulously organized, and highly personable, so that they can efficiently identify each individual client’s unique legal needs. I’ve known Ken for years, and in that time I’ve come to admire his ability to comprehensively and efficiently assess, understand, and address his clients’ needs. That unique combination of traits allows Ken to accomplish his client’s goals without imposing any unnecessary delays or expenses on them. As a fellow attorney, the biggest compliment that I can pay Ken is to say that if I, or a family member, ever need an attorney to help with an elder law or estate planning issue, there’s no one that I would trust more than Ken Nance."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Mr. Nance for a long time and I trust him emphatically. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about Elder law, but most importantly he is a great person who truly cares about his clients. Mr. Nance is without a doubt one of the rising stars of New Hanover County."