North Wilkesboro, North Carolina Estate Planning Lawyers

Amy Jo Martin
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Millers Creek, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(336) 984-0972 P.O. Box 97
Millers Creek, NC 28651
Estate Planning and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
Matthew S. Schrum
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Elkin, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(336) 793-1938 1330 North Bridge Street
Elkin, NC 28621
Estate Planning and Elder
Edward Lawrence Hedrick V
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Taylorsville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(828) 228-2398 22 W. Main Ave.
2nd Floor
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Edward, a Taylorsville native, knew from a young age that his calling in life was to be an attorney. Some of his earliest memories involve watching his father at his law office. Over the years, his desire to help others through legal work has only grown stronger. Edward is a third-generation lawyer, and it brings him immense pride to practice in the same building as both his father and grandfather before him.

An avid Tar Heel fan, Edward attended UNC Chapel Hill for his undergraduate studies. He received degrees in both economics and public policy.

For his legal education, Edward...
Henry Samuel Morphis
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HICKORY, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(828) 328-5297 845 Second Street NE
HICKORY, NC 28601
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Campbell University
Henry took a delayed path to entering the practice of law. After college Henry worked in the furniture industry for almost nine years. During that time he worked progressively as a staff engineer, plant manager, and head of engineering. In his final position prior to leaving the furniture industry Henry was a member of the Steering Committee for a corporation with over 250 employees and was responsible for overseeing the corporation’s IT Department, Product Development Department, and continuous efficiency improvement initiative. Henry decided in 2003 to pursue a different career as an attorney and joined Young,...
James Stroud
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Winston-Salem, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(336) 724-2600 102 West Third Street
Suite 650
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Keith Stroud is a 25+ year veteran of the practice of law. Keith supports businesses in the Triad, spouses going through a separation and divorce, individuals and couples through estate planning, executors and administrators handling the estate of a loved one, and seniors and their family members in long term care and asset protection matters. He provides a straightforward and comprehensive approach to legal representation, and offers unique solutions designed to meet the goals of his clients.

While Keith’s practice is structured to help his clients avoid litigation, he is first and foremost a trial lawyer. His civil and past criminal...
W Kirk Sanders
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Winston-Salem, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(336) 723-7200 723 Coliseum Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
Wake Forest University School of Law
Kirk Sanders & Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis handle condemnation cases (Eminent Domain Lawyers). The firm represents clients challenging the N.C. Map Act as an inverse condemnation by the NCDOT. The case is currently in the N.C. Supreme Court. See Kirby v. NC Department of Transportation. Kirk Sanders is a practicing attorney who handles litigation cases, contract drafting and negotiations, commercial real estate. Kirk Sanders has successfully litigated Will Contests cases (will caveats) for both the caveators (challengers of the will) and propounders (defenders of the wills). He has successfully recovered millions in Power of Attorney Abuse litigation...
Matthew L. Benton
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(704) 878-0757 117 N. Kelly Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Family
University of Alabama School of Law
Matthew attended North Carolina State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2006 with a Juris Doctorate. He is a partner at Gottholm, Ralston and Benton, PLLC since the firm’s inception in 2014, and was a partner at The Law Offices of Benton & Welborn, PLLC from 2006 until 2011, and The Law Offices of Gottholm, Welborn and Benton, PLLC from 2012-2013. Matthew’s practice primarily focuses on family law, criminal law and civil litigation. Matthew is an experienced litigator, and tries...
Mr. Joshua J. Teague
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Boone, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(828) 262-9897 827 W King St
Boone, NC 28607
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Elder
Wake Forest University School of Law
Mr. Teague is general practice attorney and a graduate of Appalachian State University and Wake Forest University School of Law. Mr. Teague is originally from Boone, North Carolina and returned to Boone to practice in 2007. Mr. Teague believes strongly in a commitment to personal service when handling his clients legal issues.
Eleanor Panetti
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Winston Salem, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(336) 724-2600 102 West Third Street
Suite 650
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
University of North Carolina School of Law
Eleanor Panetti is a Winston-Salem lawyer who has been practicing family law for nearly three decades. Eleanor provides comprehensive legal counsel to men and women involved in family law disputes, to spouses creating and expanding families through adoption, and to those protecting and caring for children of family members. She is skilled and experienced in all matters related to divorce, custody and paternity, property settlement and support, the legal issues unique to the LGBT community, and those specific to senior populations.

Eleanor is passionate in her representation of people involved in family disputes, whether through divorce, supporting parents through child custody...
Rufus Walker Jr
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Hickory, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(828) 328-8101 110 3rd St NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Elder
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Walker has been practicing primarily in the Unifour Area (Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties) and provides competent and practical legal representation at a fair and reasonable cost. He has earned an excellent reputation for providing a reasonable, cost effective and common sense approach to planning, advising or resolving your legal matter.
Robert N. Crosswhite
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(704) 873-7233 239 E Broad St
Statesville, NC 28677
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Regent University School of Law
Liz McCurry Johnson
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(704) 873-7233 239 E Broad St
Statesville, NC 28677
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Tyler Payton Hite
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Boone, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(828) 263-4907 827 W. King St.
Boone, NC 28607
Estate Planning, Appeals, Criminal and DWI
Syracuse University College of Law
Bryan Alan Corbett
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(704) 253-4866 258 E. Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Bryan is the Managing Partner at Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett, LLP, located in his hometown of Statesville, North Carolina, and serves citizens in an around Iredell and Alexander counties. Bryan's areas of practice include traffic violations, DWI arrests, criminal defense, family law, personal injury, estate planning, and business/civil litigation. Bryan takes enormous pride in his community and looks forward to continuing to enrich the lives of friends and neighbors in the months and years ahead.
James B. Wilson
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Winston-Salem, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(336) 773-0059 411 Waughtown Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Estate Planning, Divorce, Probate and Traffic Tickets
James B. Wilson, Jr. is a Winston-Salem native and graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in 1981. He then went on to attend North Carolina State University where he received a B.A. in Criminal Justice in 1987. After Wilson graduated from N.C. State, he received his Juris Doctorate in 1991 from the University of Tennessee where he was a founding member of the Sports Lawyers Association and, an editor for the Tennessee Law Review.

Wilson worked for Blue Chips Sports management of Boston and helped to develop the Minor League Football System in the late 1980’s. In the...
Darren S Cranfill
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Clemmons, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(336) 766-9997 2625 Neudorf Rd.
Suite 700
Clemmons, NC 27012
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Wake Forest University School of Law
My areas of private practice include Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Corporate Law, Wills and Estates, Foreclosures, and Family Law.
1994 Graduate Wake Forest University School of Law
W. Sloan Goforth
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(704) 495-3371 234 W. Broad St.
Statesville, NC 28677
Estate Planning, Consumer, Criminal and Divorce
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Born in Shelby, NC July 18, 1978. I grew up in Kings Mountain, NC. Appalachian State University, 2002; University of South Carolina School of Law, 2008. Member: North Carolina Bar Association; Iredell County Bar Association Bio: I taught US History for three years at Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia North Carolina. During my time as a teacher, I also coached the boys and girls soccer teams and participated in other school activities. I am an avid Appalachian State football fan and enjoy traveling to Boone, NC for the games. ...
D. Todd Wulfhorst
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Denver, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(704) 483-3415 3758 Highway 16 N
Denver, NC 28037
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Criminal
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
John Meadows
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Winston-Salem, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(336) 723-3530 2596 Reynolda Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
University of Dayton School of Law
Mark Stephen Royster
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Pilot Mountain, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(336) 368-4455 110 S. Davis Street
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Kelly Bross Myers
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Cornelius, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(704) 896-0906 18805 W. Catawba Ave
Suite 205-A
Cornelius, NC 28031
Estate Planning, Criminal and Divorce
Mr. Christopher L. Main Esq.
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
549 Eastside Drive
Statesville, NC 28687
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
University of South Carolina School of Law
James Faust
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Salisbury, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(704) 633-4141 125 E. Council St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Bucknell University (1999); Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2002) AV Peer Review Rating (Martindale-Hubbell)
Dustin Neely Stacy
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Boone, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(828) 264-5740 415 Queen St
Boone, NC 28607
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Brian F. Chapman
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(855) 260-0547 113 North Center Street
Suite 103
Statesville, NC 28677
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Andrew J. Gerber
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Winston-Salem, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(336) 773-1324 8 W. 3rd Street
Suite 500
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Probate
Wake Forest University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Peter W. Simon
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(704) 380-4893 1835 Davie Avenue
Suite 415
Statesville, NC 28677
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Miami School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Mr. Jack Alex Thornton
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Winston-Salem, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(336) 768-3200 3400 Healy Drive
Suite 100
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Estate Planning and Business
Elon University
Jacqueline Marie Druar
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Mooresville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(704) 663-0772 125 N Main St
Mooresville, NC 28115
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
Katherine H Pekman
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Hickory, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(828) 221-2223 353 1st Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Susannah Lynn Brown
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Hickory, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(828) 323-1281 208 Union Square
Suite 204
Hickory, NC 28601
Estate Planning
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Amy Holthouser
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Davidson, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(704) 892-1699 P.O. Box 2270
209 Delburg Street, Suite 203
Davidson, NC 28036
Estate Planning
Jon William Welborn
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(704) 878-0757 117 N. Kelly Street
Statesville, NC 28687
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Criminal
Statesville, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(704) 873-2131 113 N Center St
#200
Statesville, NC 28677
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Statesville, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(704) 873-2131 113 N Center St
#200
Statesville, NC 28677
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Tax
Duke University School of Law
Statesville, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years experience
(704) 873-2131 113 N Center St
#200
Statesville, NC 28677
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Probate
University of North Carolina School of Law
Winston-Salem, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(336) 721-3646 One West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Estate Planning
Winston-Salem, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(336) 721-3606 One West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Mooresville, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(704) 663-5350 634 E. Center Avenue
Mooresville, NC 28115
Estate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Winston-Salem, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(336) 721-3776 One West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Estate Planning
Wake Forest University School of Law
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.