Bill Culp helps clients structure their business and personal affairs to minimize taxes and maximize their wealth. He represents a variety of clients, from entrepreneurs and private investors to large corporate clients. Clients look to him for guidance in structuring complex business arrangements and transactions, and for solutions to the most challenging business problems.
Bill has extensive experience in federal and state income, estate and gift taxation. His practice includes family business planning, wealth preservation planning, tax controversies, and trust and probate controversies. He is also involved in business and real estate matters including acquisitions, dispositions, and complex entity ownership planning.
Bill advises clients on multi-generational trust arrangements. He serves as trustee for a number of large trusts and as trustee is intimately involved in all aspects of trust administration. Over the years, Bill has assisted numerous clients in the preparation for sale and sale of their family businesses.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Lawyer of the Year||Best Lawyers||2019|
|Lawyer of the Year||Best Lawyers||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Partner||Culp Elliott & Carpenter P.L.L.C.||1982 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||1978 - Present|
|American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Journal||The Tax and Practical Aspects of the Installment Sale to a Spousal Grantor Trust||2019|
|New York University School of Law||LL.M.||1980|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||J.D.||1978|
|The University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill||BS||1975|
|77th Annual Symposium||Estate Planning and Business Valuation||2017|
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