Ryal W. Tayloe - Ward and Smith, P.A.

Ryal W. Tayloe

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Mr. Tayloe is an experienced litigator.  He has handled a wide range of litigation cases in state and federal courts, many of them jury trials.  Mr. Tayloe has extensive construction law experience, including lien law, federal and state bond claims, and defective workmanship cases.  He also has significant experience with agribusiness litigation, property owner association disputes, personal injury, and all types of real estate disputes, including title insurance claims, trespass, adverse possession, condemnation, easement rights, and wrongful timber cutting.  Mr. Tayloe has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.

Mr. Tayloe is a frequent speaker on a variety of legal topics.  Most recently, he was a presenter at the 2016 NCBA Real Property Section Annual Meeting.  His topic was "Map Act Issues.  Kirby v. NCDOT: the Map Act and 300 Lawsuits Later . . . .  The NCDOT’s use of the Map Act to impose development moratoriums on future North Carolina roadways, its impact on property owners and communities, the Court of Appeals’ opinion, the status of the Supreme Court case and what’s next for owners, the State, NCDOT, and local planning departments."

The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAB 1979Wake Forest UniversityJ.D. 1982
•American Board of Trial Advocates•North Carolina Bar Association•North Carolina Land Title Association•Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions:

Office Location

University Corporate Center
127 Racine Drive
P.O. Box 7068
Wilmington, NC 28406-7068
United States

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Construction)
Construction Law (Commercial Litigation)
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Real Estate