In this ninth installment of our FAQ series, we review how often and reasons to consider an update to an existing estate plan.
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Definition: The power granted to a beneficiary by will or trust which allows such beneficiary to select who may receive the benefit of inherited property upon their death. Context: Frequently, gifts left to individuals in trust, rather than outright, include provisions where the trust beneficiar...
Attorney Erin Patterson has been selected for the 2022 North Carolina Rising Stars list published by SuperLawyers! Only 2.5% of attorneys in North Carolina receive this distinction. Our team is thrilled that Erin has been selected for inclusion on this list and that we continue to be known for th...
My name is Pamela Schwarz and I serve the team and clients of Erin Patterson Law in an administrative role. As the newest member of the team at Erin Patterson Law, PLLC, I have been given a unique perspective on the inner workings of a thriving estate planning law practice. Previously, my career ...
We have welcomed a new administrative and legal assistant to the team.
We are pleased to announce that attorney Erin Patterson has been included in Business North Carolina's 2022 Legal Elite in the category of Tax & Estate Planning for the second year in a row! We are proud to work with an attorney who is continually recognized by her peers for her commitment to exc...
Erin Patterson Law, PLLC has been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings!
Best Lawyers honored approximately 5% of practicing lawyers in the United States, exemplifying the work of the most elite and top-rated lawyers in the country.
In this continuation of our FAQ Series, we discuss Court involvement during the administration of an estate and the potential for estates to be administered through alternate procedures.
In this continuation of our FAQ Series, we discuss three common restrictive covenants encountered in employment agreements.
Attorney Erin Patterson is now a fully licensed attorney in the state of South Carolina!
This year, our associate attorney, Jeanna Shelton, is celebrating her fifth anniversary of legal practice. Read more about Jeanna and her first five years of practice here!
FAQ Series Estate Administration - Question #2: I am the named Executor in a decedent's Will or am considered the qualified Personal Representative of an estate under North Carolina law. What is my first step?
New & Noteworthy: An update on the latest developments in the estate planning and fiduciary law areas from a recent seminar.
In this first installment of our FAQ Series, we discuss the "why" behind Operating Agreements and Shareholders Agreements and explain the importance of implementing them for any active business.