John joined The Van Winkle Law Firm in 2008, focusing his practice on estate... more
John joined The Van Winkle Law Firm in 2008, focusing his practice on estate planning and administration. He previously served two years as a clerk for Justice Paul Newby at the North Carolina Supreme Court. He served two years on the staff of the North Carolina Law Review, including one year as articles editor, and also helped update a textbook on estate and gift taxation.
Adam is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate law, and a... more
Adam is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate law, and a Certified Public Accountant in both North Carolina and South Carolina. His experience as a CPA in private practice and then as a lawyer gives Adam a practical perspective that compliments his strong technical expertise. His practice includes advising his clients regarding estate planning, trust and estate administrat... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.