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Veteran Estates & Trusts Attorney David Vines Joins Offit Kurman

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – October 12, 2021 – Offit Kurman is pleased to announce the expansion of its Estates & Trusts practice with the addition of David R. Vines. Mr. Vines, who joined the firm as a principal, will split his time between the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina and Rock Hill, South Carolina offices.

“We are pleased to welcome David to the Estates & Trusts practice,” said Jim Hardin, former managing partner of the law firm of James C. Hardin III, PLLC, and now-managing principal of Offit Kurman’s Rock Hill office. “He enhances our ability to provide strategic advice on a range of personal wealth and related tax issues faced by our esteemed clients and is like-minded in his approach to client work.”

For more than 25 years, David Vines has advised clients on a wide range of estate, tax and business planning needs. He has assisted clients with business succession, asset protection, tax minimization, wealth transfer and philanthropy, as well as with estate and trust administration. Mr. Vines is well versed in counseling families with complex structures and multi-generational wealth. He has held leadership positions with multi-family offices and served as the CEO of a single family office.

David Vines received his B.B.A. from Northeast Louisiana University, cum laude, and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, with honors.  He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

“David is an outstanding addition to our practice and an excellent fit in our Southeast region. Coupled with his unique tax practice, his expertise further deepens our private client service offerings in the Carolinas and beyond,” said Raj Goel, Chairman of the Estates & Trusts Group.



Offit Kurman, one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the United States, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. With 15 offices and nearly 250 lawyers who counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice, Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration. For more information, visit