Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2019 Legal Elite | Tax & estate planning


McGuireWoods LLP | Raleigh

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63; born at Fort Belvoir, Va.; bachelor’s from Wake Forest University and law degree from Duke University; married with two children and a white English bulldog named CiCi.
Why she chose to specialize in this field
I love talking to people and hearing their stories. Estate planning and tax are the best for that!
Most memorable case
A property tax case for Philip Morris back in the early 1990s concerning contingent fee property tax auditors. We almost made it to the Supreme Court. But on the estates side, I have worked with dozens of great families across North Carolina.
What she’d be if not a lawyer
Probably a writer — I love to write and read. Someday, I may give John Grisham a run for his money.
Best advice received
Don’t worry so much — you are smarter than the IRS.
Favorite place
Kiawah Island — we have been going there for 35 years, and our kids grew up going there.
I love to travel — we go on a major trip every year and have for almost 20 years. We have been all over the world. And I still read — a lot.
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When she was 16…
Favorite book
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien — I sat in the back of math class and read it straight through across several weeks. Luckily, I am good at math.
TV show or movie
Anything with lawyers.
Monroe High School band (because I was in it), the Beatles and Billy Joel.
Traveling, reading and playing music.

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