Meet the Team

Our Team

Jeremiah Jackson

Jeremiah Jackson

Attorney & Founder

Having practiced for the last decade, Jeremiah Jackson has seen both high and low water marks of the real estate industry. He focuses his practice primarily on residential real estate, the formation of corporate entities for ownership of real estate, the representation of various lenders, real estate purchases and refinances, construction transactions, acquisitions, title curative work, and contract drafting. Mr. Jackson is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in Carolina Beach. He has resided in the Triangle since 1996. He graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Law and Political Philosophy. Mr. Jackson then obtained his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Elizabeth Boyette

Elizabeth Boyette

Of-Counsel

Elizabeth is of-counsel to Jackson Law. She focuses her practice on real estate, estate planning, probate and estate administration, and business representation. Elizabeth is a native of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and her law degree from Campbell Law School. 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. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

Danielle W. Varno

Danielle W. Varno

Attorney

Danielle, a native of Raleigh, joined the Jackson Law team in January of 2018 where she focuses her practice on residential real estate transactions, title curative work, and contract drafting. Danielle graduated with honors from East Carolina University where she obtained undergrad degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Most recently, she received her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law where she also obtained a Business Law Certificate.

When she is not practicing law, Danielle enjoys spending time with friends and family, visiting the beach, and traveling. She is an avid sports fan and you can often find her in Greenville on Saturdays in the fall cheering on her ECU Pirates.

Erin Auld

Erin Auld

Managing Attorney

Erin joined Jackson Law in 2019, bringing a background of litigation, contract disputes, and leadership.  In the past few years, she has not only conducted many closings a week, but also spearheaded the Title Department.  She enjoys complex title issues, public speaking, and takes pride in working hard to achieve a resolution for her clients.  She now primarily focuses on the day-to-day operations of the firm, helping Jackson Law continue to thrive internally, as well as out in the community.  Born and raised in Raleigh, ACC sports and BBQ run in her blood.  She has a Political Science degree with a Minor in Communications from Bridgewater College.  At Campbell Law University, she competed on the National Trial Advocacy Team and NC Client Counseling Competition.  At graduation, she was awarded the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award. 

Cara Dudek Petri

Cara Dudek-Petri Gibbons

Attorney

Cara joined the Jackson Law team in January, 2020. For more than a decade she has sustained a high-volume residential real estate practice and thrives on building relationships and providing informative counsel to her clients, brokers, and lenders. Cara coined real estate law as “happy law” and makes sure her closings are just that. She’ll make you laugh, feel like you have a good grasp on the transaction, and when it’s over you’ll walk away with keys in your hand.

Cara was born just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from West Virginia University in 2008 and her Juris Doctorate and Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2011. Cara is an avid sports fan and no conversation with her can begin or end without her talking about WVU. Cara lives in Fuquay-Varina and when not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband (Michael) and two kids (Gwen and Thomas), playing softball, and coaching her daughter’s soccer team.

Sam Iden

Sam Iden

Attorney

Sam has practiced in Real Estate since 2010 and currently focuses his practice on residential closings. For more than a decade prior to joining Jackson Law his practice focused exclusively on distressed properties while successfully facilitating approximately 1,000 short sale transactions requiring negotiated settlements with banks, homeowner’s associations, judgment creditors and tax agencies. Sam grew up primarily in Wake Forest before attending East Carolina University for undergrad and Nova Southeastern for law school. He enjoys exercise, meat smoking and sports, having not missed a Dallas Cowboys game in almost two decades.

Hayden Baugh

Hayden Baugh

Attorney

Hayden is a native of Eufaula, Alabama and moved to Raleigh in 2018 to attend law school. He received his undergraduate degree in History from Birmingham-Southern College and his law degree from Campbell University Law School. Hayden loves sports, especially golf, and watching Alabama football. He also enjoys being outdoors to hunt, camp, and hike. At Jackson Law, Hayden is eager to work on commercial real estate, business planning, landlord-tenant disputes, HOA disputes, and estate planning matters.
Angela Ray

Angela Ray

Attorney

Angela grew up on the coast of North Carolina in beautiful Morehead City, where she returns often as an avid beachgoer. She recently graduated with honors from Charleston School of Law and plans to become dually licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina. She will focus her practice primarily on residential real estate. Prior to law school, Angela attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Lee Peindl

Lee Peindl

Attorney

Lee’s practice is focused on the title aspects of residential and commercial real estate.  He previously handled construction and real estate litigation matters, which proves invaluable to his current work.  Lee graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington Pennsylvania, and went on to graduate from Case Western Reserve School of Law in Cleveland Ohio.  In law school, he served on Student Government and chaired the Moot Court Board.  Lee has taught seminars on real estate title law, construction lien law, and other topics to attorneys and trade groups.   

Lee grew up near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  He moved to the Charlotte area twenty years ago, and now lives in South Charlotte with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Lily.  When he’s not at work, Lee can be found making all kinds of questionable culinary concoctions with his plethora of kitchen gadgets.  Lee is also very much into cars, airplanes, and the Steelers.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Attorney

Chris has been practicing law since 2017 and he joined the Jackson Law team in April 2022. Chris grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and moved to Raleigh in 2014. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Chris attended the University of Toledo in Ohio where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in criminal justice. Chris attended Campbell University Law School where he graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 2017.

Prior to coming to Jackson Law, Chris’s practice concentrated on litigation including a diverse background in family/domestic law, criminal law, landlord/tenant law, and civil litigation defense. At Jackson Law, Chris’s practice primarily focuses on residential real estate. Chris has always had a passion for helping his clients and he is excited to bring that passion to his clients at Jackson Law. In his free time, Chris enjoys cooking with his wife, playing tennis and golf, fly fishing, and enjoying all that Raleigh has to offer.

Nicholas Gilde

Nicholas Gilder

Attorney

Nick Gilder is originally from Memphis, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University in 2014 and a law degree from The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2019. While in Law School, he served as an editor of the Memphis Law Review and was a member of the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Travel Team. He was a recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono Award, which recognizes students that have completed over fifty hours of pro bono work.

Nick comes to Jackson Law with a background in both residential and commercial real estate transactions. He also has experience in corporate law, probate and estate administration, and landlord tenant law.

In his free time, Nick enjoys being outdoors, playing tennis, skiing, and spending time with his rescue greyhound, Wally.