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My husband and I moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina from New Jersey in 1993.  I have practiced law in New York and New Jersey before being admitted to the North Carolina bar.  I always wanted to practice in the area of Estate Planning ever since I served as an intern in Manhattan's Surrogate Court during law school.  I was finally able to devote myself to estate planning when I joined the Strauss & Associates, P.A. firm.  I established and currently manage the Hendersonville office of the firm in 2001.  In addition to my praciceI have a strong interest in charitable organizations and have served on the boards of numerous charities in New York, New Jersey and now in North Carolina. I am currently serving on the boards of United Way, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and the Park Ridge Hospital Foundation.


We  have one son who is a financial planner in New York City, he is married and he and his wife are expecting their first child, a boy, in May, 2009.  In addition to the delicious prospect of the arrival of my first grandchild, I enjoy riding my horse, Smokey, playing golf and torturing myself with Pilates.

 My husband is a non-practicing attorney who is the President of Summit Title, a real estate title insurance agency in Hendersonville. Anything else you want to know? Just ask.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 90%
    24 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Corporate: 10%
    39 years, 1 thousand cases



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  • Stanley Dwight Miller

    I know Paulette because she is partners with Andy Strauss and I see her at professional meetings around the country. Paulette has an interesting background that includes being an in-house corporate lawyer, but along the way, she has honed her interpersonal skills in a way that evidences compassion and approach-ability. She also takes her responsibility to stay current very seriously. I am very confident giving her my highest endorsement.


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  • Patrick D. Newton

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Contact info

104 North Washington Street
Hendersonville, NC, 28739


NYCurrently registered 197803/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Contributions to the Student CommunityStudent Bar Association1977
National Merit ScholarshipNational Merit Scholarship Corporation1969
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Attorney, HendersonvilleStrauss & Associates, P.A.2000 - Present
Executive DirectorThoms Health Services Foundation1994 - 1999
Executive DirectorBlue Ridge Community College Foundation1993 - 1994
PartnerMulligan & Mulligan1991 - 1993
Legal DirectorSchering-Pough Corporation1980 - 1991
AssociateLadas, Perry, VonGehr, Goldsmith and Deschamps1978 - 1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
New York UniversityFine Art History/ Political ScienceBA1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
See our website www.strausslaw.comEstate PlanningN/A