Stephen C. Bailey practices in the areas of foreclosure and creditor rights, residential and commercial real estate, business and corporation law and estate planning and administration.
Stephen has closed thousands of real estate transactions over his legal career. He also has extensive experience in foreclosure law, estate planning and helping people create their new businesses.
Stephen moved to Southeastern North Carolina in 2003 after receiving his Juris Doctorate from Mercer University. He was born and raised in Eden, North Carolina and is proud of his small town roots. He now calls Hampstead home where he lives with his beautiful wife, Carrie and two daughters.
Charles T. Busby was born May 6, 1953, in Salisbury, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975 with a degree in History, and from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1978. Charles was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in August, 1978.
He is married to the former Carole Joy Bass of Edenton. They have two daughters, both graduates of the Business School at UNCW – Carole in 2007 and Sara in 2010.
Charles practiced in Plymouth, North Carolina from 1978 until 1980, and in Edenton, North Carolina from 1980 until 2006. He was a sole practitioner from 1990 to 2006. His major areas of practice over the past 37 years have been real estate, family law, district and superior court criminal practice, civil litigation, estate planning, and an assortment of other, general small-town practice areas. He has handled real estate transactions in over 25 different counties in eastern North Carolina, ranging from small residential to multi-million dollar commercial transactions. He has handled multiple business sales transactions, with sales prices ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, including sales of oil businesses, boat manufacturing plants, peanut processing facilities, retail clothing businesses, and others. He has been active in the Family Law section of the North Carolina Bar Association and was a speaker at 2 statewide seminars held by the Section.
He has tried or settled land disputes, boundary disputes, fire insurance claims, defective boat and boat motor claims, personal injury claims, contract disputes, construction disputes, real property title and boundary disputes, and other types of civil matters, as well as all types of family law cases. He has acted as counsel to businesses of various sizes, from multi-million dollar annual sales down to mom and pop operations. In doing so, he has been exposed to a broad variety of legal challenges faced by individuals and businesses, and to the manner in which solutions to these problems are conceived and implemented. He was also the attorney for the Town of Edenton prior to moving to Wilmington, and has acquired valuable experience in the area of municipal and government law. Charles has continued to practice in a variety of areas since moving to the Wilmington area in 2006.
Stephen Outten concentrates his practice on residential and commercial real estate.
Stephen is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and North Carolina Bar Association.
Stephen graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He graduated cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law with his Juris Doctor. While in law school, Stephen served as a Senior Editor for the North Carolina Central Law Review, and was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity.
Born in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Stephen is an avid surfer. He resides in Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife, Ashley.