Mel Black

Mel Black is well respected nationally on matters of real estate, appraisal, and licensure law. A full-time practicing attorney who focuses his practice on appraisal and real estate matters, Mel is also a Certified Appraiser, a Licensed Real Estate Broker, an Approved Real Estate Instructor, and an AQB-Approved USPAP Instructor.

With 23 years of experience in the private practice of law, as Director of the NC Appraisal Board, and as an Officer with the NC Real Estate Commission, Mel regularly handles matters before the Board and Commission. 

Banks, AMCs, appraisal firms, individual appraisers, brokerage firms, and individual brokers also retain him to advise on compliance matters and to answer questions on daily practice. He is well thought of for his experience with the subject matter, understanding of administrative procedure, and mastery of the applicable statutes and rules. In fact, Mel drafted many of North Carolina’s statutes and rules in place today.

Adding to this depth of experience, Mel Black has also been involved in appraisal and administrative law matters as a:

  • President of the Association of Appraisal Regulatory Officials
  • Member of the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation
  • Member of the State Advisory Committee of the Appraisal Foundation
  • Subject Matter Expert for the Appraisal Practice Board’s Advisory 6: "Valuation of Green and High Performance Property: Background and Core Competency”

Mel is a member of the Order of the Longleaf Pine. He resides in Raleigh with his two teenage children. In his spare time he enjoys traveling all over the beautiful state of North Carolina, from the coast to the mountains. Oftentimes on his travels he can be found with a camera in hand, indulging his photography hobby.