At the Dozier Law Firm we understand that buying or selling a home is one of the most significant financial transactions anyone undertakes. While this is an exciting time, without the proper legal guidance the process can be frustrating, overwhelming, and expensive. Our experience handing a wide array of real estate law plus our passion for success allows the Dozier Law Firm Team to offer broad-based, personalized legal representation.
Whether you are purchasing your first or fifth home, refinancing a mortgage, or seeking a legal opinion on title, our hard-working staff has the skills and resources essential for a successful outcome. We work closely with realtors, developers, contractors, title agencies, surveyors, lenders, and attorneys to ensure that your closing goes as smoothly as possible.
MEET OUR TEAM
Chris Dozier, Attorney
Chris received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and his law degree from the Charleston School of Law. After law school, Chris moved back home to Raleigh and has been practicing law in Wake County since 2009. Chris served the citizens of Wake County as an Assistant District Attorney from 2010 to 2014 and was nominated by the Wake County Bar for a District Court Judgeship in 2014. Chris left the DA’s Office at the end of 2014 and started the Dozier Law Firm, PLLC. Since then, he has defended over a thousand clients charged with traffic, DWI and criminal related matters.
Chris lives in Raleigh with his wife, two kids, and dog. He and his family are members of White Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Chris Dozier: Chris@DozierLawFirm.com
Elizabeth Boyette, Of-Counsel Attorney
Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill and law degree from Campbell Law School. She began practicing law in 2015 and focuses her practice on real estate, estate planning, estate administration and business planning. She has experience handling over a thousand real estate closings and brings a wealth of knowledge to the closing process.
Elizabeth is a native of Kitty Hawk and lives in Raleigh with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors for Wake Women Attorneys and is an active member of Trinity Baptist Church and the Junior League of Raleigh.
Elizabeth Boyette: Elizabeth@DozierLAwFirm.com
Brooke Riggsbee, NC Certified Paralegal
Brooke received her bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill and graduated from Meredith College’s ABA Approved Paralegal Program. She is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal and Notary Public. Brooke has worked for multiple top tier real estate firms and brings ample experience to the closing process.
Brooke lives in Raleigh with her husband Nick, son John, and their two cats Khaleesi & Salem.
Brooke Riggsbee: Brooke@DozierLawFirm.com
What is involved in the closing process?
- Title Examination: A title examination is required to determine ownership and rights to the property being conveyed.; this search will reveal any potential restrictions on use of the property. In North Carolina, only an attorney can render an opinion on title to property.
- Document Preparation & Review: We will prepare and/or review all required conveyance documents, settlement statements, and review all required loan documents to ensure they are satisfactory to all parties and in the buyer’s interest.
- Closing Day: During the closing commencement we will certify that all documents are properly executed by all parties. Once we have received all funds, we will record the appropriate documents at the county Register of Deeds office and disburse all funds in accordance with the final, approved, and fully executed Closing Disclosure and/or HUD-1 Settlement Statement.
- Post-Closing: We will confirm that all liens on the property are paid in full and cancelled of record. We will prepare and submit an attorney’s final title opinion to the title insurance agency so that they can process and deliver your Owners’ Title Insurance Policy.