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Scott K. Tippett

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About me

My practice focuses on wealth law, which is an integrated approach to estate and asset protection planning, business formation and operation, and tax planning. Having run non-legal businesses myself, I seek to find not only the best legal solution, but the best business solution for the issues clients face.


My practice areas include: Asset protection planning, estate planning and administration, limited
liability companies, limited partnerships, partnerships, corporations,
wills and trusts, business planning, tax planning.


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 20%
    29 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    29 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    29 years
  4. Tax: 20%
    29 years
  5. Business: 20%
    29 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Tippett Law Firm, PLLC

445 Dolley Madison Rd.
Suite 208
Greensboro, NC, 27410


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198701/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardAtlanta Legal Aid1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerThe Tippett Law Firm, PLLC2012 - Present
DirectorCarruthers &Roth, P.A.2012 - 2012
Special CounselCarruthers & Roth, P.A.2007 - 2011
Manager-OwnerHouse & Tippett, PLLC2001 - 2007
OwnerScott K. Tippett, PLLC1996 - 2001
Vice President, General CounselSouthern Packaging, Inc.1994 - 1996
AssociateTrotter Smith & Jacobs/Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough1990 - 1994
AssociateHendrick Spanos & Phillips1987 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Law SectionMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law SectionMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law SectionMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Tax Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Iconbazaar, LLC v. America Online, Inc., 308 F. Supp. 2d 630 (M.D.N.C. 2004)Court denied AOL's motion to dismiss and Iconbazaar's (our client) case was allowed to proceed.
Coleman v. Cannon Oil Co., 911 F. Supp. 510 (M.D. Ala. 1995)Court awarded attorneys' fees based on lodestar approach. Apportionment among defendants was not warranted because all defendants actively participated in conspiracy.
Coleman v. Cannon Oil Co., 849 F. Supp. 1458 (M.D. Ala. 1993)Jury found defendants enegaed in illegal price-fixing scheme to manipulate the retail price of gasoline.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Business JournalCourt Rulings Enhance LLCs as Business Entity2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Duke UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Webinar/CLE PresentationHigh-Balance IRAs: Estate and Income Tax Planning Strategies2016
Webinar/CLE PresentationIntra-Family Transactions in Estate Planning: Structuring Loans and Self-Cancelling Installment Notes Strategies to Minimize the Gift Tax and Avoid Inclusion in the Gross Estate2015
Webinar/CLE PresentationTax Apportionment in Estate Planning: Drafting Clauses to Preserve Dispositive Provisions2015
Webinar/ CLE PresentationEstate Planning in 2015: New Legal Developments2015
Webinar/CLE PresentationIntra-Family Transactions in Estate Planning: Structuring Loans, Installment Sales and Sales to IDGTs2014
Estate Planning Update for 2014Estate Planning Update for 2014 Leveraging ATRA for Asset Protection Planning and Gifting Opportunities2014
CLE Live PresentationTrusts 101 - Trust Drafting & Administration2014
Webinar/Teleconference CLE$5.25 Million Estate Tax Exemption: Maximizing New Planning Opportunities2013
Webinar/Teleconference CLEUsing IRA Trusts in Estate Planning to Minimize Taxes and Preserve Assets2013
Webinar/Teleconference CLELeveraging Fiscal Cliff Legislation for Asset Protection Planning and Gifting Opportunities2013
Estate Planning and Life Insurance: Strategies and PitfallsDrafting ILITs, Evaluating Tax Benefits and Consequences, and Combining Insurance with Other Estate Planning Options2013
Webinar/Teleconference CLEEstate Planning for Retirement Assets: Evaluating Non-Traditional Assets, Leveraging Recent IRS Guidance, and Assessing the Benefits of Rollovers and Portability2012
Webinar/Teleconference CLEIRA Trusts in Estate Planning for Tax Savings and Asset Preservation2012
Webinar/Teleconference CLEIrrevocable Life Insurance Trusts2012
Carruthers & Roth Annual CPA CE SeminarFraudulent Conveyances and Failing Businesses2011
Carruthers & Roth Business-Tax SeminarAsset Protection2010
Carruthers & Roth Business-Tax SeminarFamily Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning2009
Carruthers & Roth Business-Tax SeminarAsset Protection & Business Structures2008
Limited Liability Companies in North CarolinaHow to form and manage limited liability companies.2006
An Attorney's Guide to Asset ProtectionA review of the risks and benefits of various asset protection strategies.2006
Choice of Business Entity in North CarolinaRisks and Benefits of Various Corporate Structures2004
Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships in North CarolinaTax aspects of forming and opertaing limited liability companies and partnerships.2003

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