Erika M. Erlenbach


5821 Fairview Road, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28209



Erika’s practice is focused on business with an emphasis on real estate and succession planning needs. Trained as a creative problem solver, she enjoys the complexities working with clients to find the unique solution for them. One size does not fit all, and Erika finds the importance of listening to each client’s goals and concerns imperative to providing excellent service.

After graduating with dual music and political science majors from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Erika graduated from California Western School of Law in 2002 and moved to the Charlotte region where she has been practicing law for the last 18 years. Extremely involved in the community, Erika believes that serving others with excellence, whether in her legal career or in her community service, is the highest standard to strive for. When not working, Erika enjoys spending time with her family, friends and fur-kids, traveling, hiking, camping, reading, paddle-boarding and rooting for her home team (go Packers!)

Examples of client engagements include:

  • Representation of buyers in and sellers in commercial purchase and sale transactions, development, and redevelopment.
  • Various shareholder and membership interest transfers.
  • Representation of senior lender in finance transactions.
  • Representation in the preparation of business succession and estate planning documents.
  • Various sales and acquisitions of businesses in various industries.
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee (Past Chair)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Real Estate Section (Past Chair)
  • Business Leaders of Charlotte (Past President; Executive Council Member)
  • Rotary District 7680 (Past Conference Chair)
  • Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg County (Past President)
  • United Way of Mooresville – Lake Norman (Past Campaign Cabinet Chair; Past Board of Directors Member)
  • Executive Women of Lake Norman (Past President)
  • Rotary Leadership Institute (Graduate)
  • Elevation Church – Lake Norman (Team Coordinator; eGroup Leader)
  • Lake Norman Chamber Board Member (Chair-Elect [designated as Chair for year 2021])
  • Leadership Lake Norman (Graduate)
  • Bar Leadership Institute (Past Board Member)
  • Business Leaders Unleashed (Leadership Team)
  • Lake Norman Executive Group (Member)
  • Queen City Honor Flight (Special Event Chair and Board Member)
  • Lotta Foundation (Board Member)
  • Performance Essentials 101 (Graduate)
  • Business Leaders Women Extraordinaire
  • Business Leaders of Charlotte Member of the Year
  • Business Journal Legal Elite
  • Business leaders of Charlotte Legacy Award
  • NC Weekly Emerging Legal Leaders
  • Business Today Top Women in Business
  • Business Leaders of Charlotte Leader of the Year
  • North Mecklenburg Rotary President’s Award (2010-11; 2013-14)