Education & Admissions

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, J.D.
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • North Carolina
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1987-present
  • Section of Litigation, 1987-present
  • Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee, 1990-present
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee, 2003-present
  • Section Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law, 2003-present
  • Non-Tax Estate Planning Considerations Group, 2007-present
  • Section of Taxation, 2003-present
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1987-present
  • Business Section, 1997–present
  • Fiduciary Law Section, 2003-present
  • General Practice and Trial Law, 1987–present
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Business, Estate Planning, Litigation, Real Property, and Tax Sections), 1997-present
  • NCDRC Certified Mediator- Superior Court


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