Whispering Pines Estate Planning Lawyers

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Kristin A Rice
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Kristin A Rice
Southern Pines, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years of experience
(910) 246-0800 170 S. Page Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Tax
Elon University
James E. McNeill
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James E. McNeill
Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(910) 692-5100 135 Applecross Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Samford University
H. Craig Phifer III
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H. Craig Phifer III
Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(910) 692-5100 135 Applecross Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Wake Forest University School of Law
Victoria Brenner
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Victoria Brenner
Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(910) 692-5100 135 Applecross Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law
Mark D Vaughn
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Mark D Vaughn
Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(910) 692-5100 135 Applecross Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning and Probate
Wake Forest University School of Law
Ms. Spenser E McNeill
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Ms. Spenser E McNeill
Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years of experience
(910) 692-5100 135 Applecross Rd.
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning and Probate
Donald B. Ford
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Donald B. Ford
Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(919) 414-7063 360 Lake Dornoch Drive
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Elder
Clawson Lee Williams Jr.
West End, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 61 years of experience
(910) 673-4311 PO Box 2
West End, NC 27376
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Hurley E. Thompson Jr.
Carthage, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years of experience
(910) 947-5141 P. O. Box 1300
Carthage, NC 28327
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Randolph E. Shelton Jr.
Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(910) 692-8635 1600 Morganton Rd
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Pendleton Hayes
Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(910) 693-0043 125 Applecross Rd
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Shelton K. Smith
Southern Pines, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years of experience
(910) 693-3411 PO Box 1140
Southern Pines, NC 28388
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Jennifer B. Garner
Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years of experience
(910) 693-0043 125 Applecross Rd
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Stanley W. West
Southern Pines, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years of experience
(919) 295-2525 PO Box 1140
Southern Pines, NC 28388
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Richard E. Dedmond
Southern Pines, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years of experience
(910) 695-0800 340 E Connecticut Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Sandy G. Patterson
Southern Pines, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(910) 692-6703 PO Box 1940
Southern Pines, NC 28388
Estate Planning
William B. Crews Jr.
Southern Pines, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 55 years of experience
(910) 695-7030 249 E New York Ave
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Southern Pines, NC 28387
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Robert B. Gilleland
Sanford, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years of experience
(919) 776-4131 1410 Elm St
Sanford, NC 27330
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Manly Andrew Lucas
Sanford, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(919) 776-4131 1410 Elm St
Sanford, NC 27330
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Norman G. Durham
Sanford, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(919) 708-4430 2512 Brighton Point
Sanford, NC 27330
Estate Planning and Business
Mark Costley
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Mark Costley
Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years of experience
(919) 448-0012 1414 Raleigh Road
#445
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Duke University School of Law
With more than 30 years experience in private practice, Mark Costley has helped hundreds of North Carolinians with estate planning, trust and estate administration, planning for children and adults with special needs, business succession planning and business transactions, and family charitable and philanthropic counseling. Mark’s work involves elements of teaching, strategic analysis and planning, negotiation, documentation, and assisting clients in executing their plans. A Duke University Alumnus, Mark has given back to his alma mater in numerous capacities, including serving as a member of the Board of Trustees. He has devoted his considerable energies to the Servant Center, Inc., a...
Melissa Averett
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Melissa Averett
Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years of experience
(919) 903-9442 50101 Governors Drive
Suite 150
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
North Carolina Central University School of Law
I love practicing law. Guiding clients through the stress and upheaval of divorce, a custody battle or the aftermath of a death in the family is position of trust that I take seriously. Drafting an amicable separation agreement, or completing an adoption efficiently with as little drama as possible is equally important. I have been a NC Certified Family Law Specialist since 2009. My law firm handles divorce, custody, child support, alimony, property division, grandparents' rights, domestic violence, tort claims and personal injury, prenuptial and separation agreements, estate planning and administration in Chatham, Orange and Durham counties.
Stephanie K. Faris
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Stephanie K. Faris
Pittsboro, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(919) 533-7575 35 Thompson Street
Suite 101
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Stephanie K. Faris is an attorney licensed to practice in North Carolina and is a member of the Chatham County Bar. She is a member of NAELA and of the North Carolina and American Bar Associations. Stephanie is also an accredited attorney for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She received her JD, cum laude, from North Carolina Central University, where she served as Symposium Editor of the N.C. Central Law Review. She also received her bachelor's degree from Duke University. Stephanie is a member of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and was a 2016-17 graduate of the Leadership...
Ann-Margaret Alexander
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Ann-Margaret Alexander
Cary, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(919) 380-1001 523 Keisler Dr
Cary, NC 27518
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Since my admission to the Bar, I have devoted my practice to helping my clients in family law matters, including custody, support, property division, divorce, adoptions, wills, estates and probate. I often deal with people at the most difficult times of their lives whether it is through a divorce or the loss of a loved one. With a combination of patience, experience and knowledge I am able to help my clients resolve his/her case with the best possible outcome.
Garen McClure
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Garen McClure
Fayetteville, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years of experience
(919) 200-0822 300 Dick St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Estate Planning, Business, DWI and Traffic Tickets
City University of New York Law School
Garen McClure is our Hillsborough-based attorney and litigator, with experience in traffic, business law, and estate planning. Garen utilizes his experience as a former New York City legal services attorney in assisting his clients to achieve their goals with respect to their litigation matters.* Garen has very broad litigation skills & the ability to work closely with his clients to ensure their involvement, providing very personal & responsive service. As a publicly educated attorney, Garen never strayed too far from his rural upbringing, and now uses his legal skill for the greater good.
Allison Plekan
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Allison Plekan
Apex, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(919) 653-1976 1051 Pemberton Hill Rd.
Ste 101-E
Apex, NC 27502
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Campbell Law School
Allison is an experienced attorney dedicated to providing representation to clients with matters involving family law, estate planning, real estate law, and traffic tickets.

She earned a law degree from Campbell University School of Law. She is also a member of the Wake County Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association.

She is committed to providing excellent service to her clients and positive experience throughout each case handled. Call or visit her website for more information.
Meg Westall
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Meg Westall
Fayetteville, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of experience
(919) 200-0822 300 Dick St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Estate Planning, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Elon University School of Law
Margaret S. "Meg" Westall anchors iTicket in Western North Carolina, handling traffic matters in Buncombe and Madison Counties. One of Attorney Hatley’s oldest friends, Meg has helped our law firm expand all the way to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Prior to joining iTicket.law, Meg worked in a small Asheville-based firm where her practice focused on estate and trust planning and administration. Advising fiduciaries and neutralizing conflict in matters of administration has afforded her a no-nonsense approach to technical problem solving. Meg is also involved with the Pisgah Legal Services Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer program, for which she assists low-income...
Kellie Corbett
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Kellie Corbett
Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years of experience
(919) 443-3035 201 Commonwealth Ct
#100
Cary, NC 27511
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Kellie Corbett chose the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate degree for two reasons: the pageantry of big-time college football and the fact she hates snow. She got the pageantry but it came with snow – a freak storm, 8” of the stuff, her freshman year.

There’s a lesson there but we’re not exactly sure what it is — yet.

Kellie was accepted at the University of North Carolina School of Law where she became the first law student in the history of American law schools (that dates back to 1793) to fall in love with Trusts and Estates while taking...
Rachel Lea Hunter
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Rachel Lea Hunter
Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(678) 687-9693 901 Madison Avenue
Cary, NC 27513
Estate Planning, Collections and Consumer
University of Pittsburgh
I grew up Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I lived most of my life. I moved to North Carolina to be closer to family and have lived here 13 years. In 2009, I began private practice concentrating in the areas of debt resolution/negotiation, estate planning and probate.
Gray Ellis
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Gray Ellis
Pittsboro, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(919) 679-9400 27 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Ellis Family Law, PLLC was founded in 2002 by board certified attorney Gray Ellis with the singular goal to provide the very best legal representation to North Carolinians facing challenging family law issues. Since that time, the firm has successfully represented hundreds of husbands, wives, children, grandparents, and other family members in courts across the state. Our work has not gone unnoticed as the firm has earned awards from both national and local organizations such as Super Lawyers, North Carolina’s Legal Elite, and Best of Durham.
Andrea Nyren Doyle
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Andrea Nyren Doyle
Cary, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(919) 380-1001 523 Keisler Dr
Cary, NC 27518
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
My law partner and myself have been practicing law in Wake County for 20 years. We are a small law firm that gives individualized attention to our client's when they need it most.
Jackie Bedard
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Jackie Bedard
Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years of experience
(919) 443-3035 201 Commonwealth Ct #100
Cary, NC 27511
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Richmond School of Law
Jackie Bedard’s estate and long term care planning practice is focused on guiding clients through the complicated, often confusing, maze of balancing family protection, long-term care planning, wealth preservation, and cherished family values in the planning process.

Jackie determined early on that traditional estate planning has primarily focused on what happens upon death, but a far more pressing concern for many families today is—what happens if you don’t die suddenly, but instead need long term care for several months or years? A comprehensive estate and long term care plan should address both of these concerns.

Jackie is a member of WealthCounsel...
Elizabeth West Murphy
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Elizabeth West Murphy
Lillington, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 936-3133 900 South Main Street
P.O. Box 1118
Lillington, NC 27546
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Campbell University
Elizabeth W. Murphy, Attorney at Law, received her Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University School of Law where she received an award for being first in her Workers' Compensation class. She performed her undergraduate studies at Campbell also, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2003 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Trust and Investment Management and a minor in Financial Planning. Her studies in Trust and Investment Management have given her a fuller understanding of the laws and requirements of Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and the Estate Administration. Her professional memberships include the North Carolina...
Justin P Nichols
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Justin P Nichols
Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(919) 903-9442 50101 Governors Drive
Suite 150
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Campbell Law School
Attorney Justin Nichols practices family, personal injury, and criminal law in Chatham, Orange, Durham, and Wake Counties. He joined Averett Family Law in 2012, after practicing in the fields of personal injury defense, workers’ compensation, and complex construction litigation.

Justin has extensive experience in the courtroom litigating cases, as well as helping clients negotiate out-of-court settlements. He has handled cases before state administrative agencies, the state superior and district courts, the North Carolina Justin Nichols Associate Attorney Pittsboro Siler City Court of Appeals, and the federal district court.

Justin graduated cum laude from Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina,...
Paul Yokabitus
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Paul Yokabitus
Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of experience
(919) 659-8433 1100 Crescent Green #220
Cary, NC 27518
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Paul is a talented and experienced Estate Planning Lawyer in Cary, NC who was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The economic downturn led Paul and his wife, Alix, to the Triangle where Paul attended Campbell University School of Law and later planted his roots in the Cary community. His focus on client-attorney relationship and the peace of mind of his clients sets Paul apart from other traditional lawyers.

Paul takes his fiduciary role very seriously. His relationship-centered philosophy emphasizes a focus on solutions rather than just documents and deliverables. He believes in focusing on the client’s goals and pain...
David McGuire
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David McGuire
Rockingham, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(910) 427-0595 P.O. Box 2415
Rockingham, NC 28379
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
I have been practicing family law since 2002, and I have handled cases in over a dozen jurisdictions in North Carolina.
R Lynn Coleman
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R Lynn Coleman
Cary, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(919) 654-6769 2500 Regency Parkway
Cary, NC 27518
Estate Planning, Administrative, Business and Real Estate
Campbell Law School
Jonathan Rees Richardson
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Jonathan Rees Richardson
Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(919) 469-9904 51 Kilmayne Dr
Cary, NC 27511
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Jonathan was raised in Burlington, NC and attended UNC-Chapel Hill. He graduated from The University of Dayton School of Law in 2003 and worked for Taft, Taft and Haigler in Greenville and for Brock & Scott in Raleigh. In 2004 Jonathan opened his practice in Cary, specializing in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Personal Injury.
Known for his “Dad Jokes” (You have been warned), Jonathan's warm personality makes his client feel at ease as they navigate the transaction.
Jonathan is particularly adept at calmly navigating difficulties that may arise during a real estate transaction and enjoys making himself available...
Ashley Kevitt
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Ashley Kevitt
Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(919) 903-9442 50101 Governor's Drive
Suite 150
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Estate Planning and Probate
Holly G. Morris
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Holly G. Morris
Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(919) 473-3438 201 Shannon Oaks Circle, Suite 200
Cary, NC 27511
Estate Planning, Family and Probate
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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.


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