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With an LL.M. in Taxation, I am able to help clients with complex or simple estate planning, business start-up, business transactions and tax planning, and business succession planning, as well as real estate and other transactional areas of law. 


With the goal of avoiding estate and inheritance taxes, avoiding probate and ensuring a plan for the future, I can set up and maintain my clients’ estate plans, ranging from simple wills to trusts and powers of attorneys, health care directives, and nominations of guardians. My background in tax and business law allows me to be particularly helpful to business clients who want to plan for the succession of their businesses, such as buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, and operating agreements.   


From helping clients choose and establish the right business entity to creating the business forms and agreements required for their businesses to selling, merging or dissolving their businesses, I am able to help while being sensitive to clients' budgetary constraints. 


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    11 years
  2. Business: 25%
    11 years
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. General Practice: 10%
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    11 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed

310 North Front Street, Suite 200
Post Office Box 4
Wilmington, NC, 28402


MDTemporarily Suspended200509/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Sorenson Award for Best Student Note or CommentPepperdine University Law Review2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyBlock, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of Susan K. Hill2008 - 2014
BrokerMain Street Real Estate Company, LLC2007 - 2013
Associate AttorneyWebb, Burnett, Cornbrooks, Wilber, Vorhis, Douse & Mason, LLP2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Association of Women AttorneysMember2014 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Wilma MagazineEstate Planning Issues in Blended Families2014
Wilma Magazine OnlineThe Importance of Choosing the Appropriate Business Structure2014
Wilma Magazine OnlineWhich Estate Planning Documents do you Really Need2014
Pepperdine Law ReviewLeaping Before We Look?: Repeal of the State Estate Tax Credit and its Consequences for States, Americans and the Federal Government2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2012
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Salisbury UniversityEnglishMA - Masters1998
Nazareth CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1996