About the North Carolina Probate Blog

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TrustCounsel is a probate, trust and tax law firm headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. TrustCounsel helps individuals and families address North Carolina probate issues. The North Carolina Estate Planning Blog launched in 2006 as the first blog dedicated to estate issues unique to the state. The site has been nationally syndicated and won awards. In 2016, the site relaunched as the North Carolina Probate Blog when TrustCounsel refined their practice to center on probate, trust administration, trust modification (of irrevocable trusts), and related tax issues.

North Carolina Estate and Trust Attorney Greg Herman-Giddens

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Greg Herman-Giddens, JD, LLM, TEP, CFP™ is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law in North Carolina. He is a member of WealthCounsel, LLC, a national organization of estate planning attorneys dedicated to providing the highest level of service and expertise to their clients. He is also a full member of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practioners), an organization known for high professional standards in trust and estate administration. Licensed in North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee New York, and England and Wales (Solicitor), Greg is a member of the Bars of the United States Supreme Court and the United States Tax Court. Greg has an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law and is a Certified Financial Planner™. Greg was selected as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” in Estate Planning and Probate Law in 2007, 2011 and 2017. Only 5% of the state’s attorneys receive this designation. He was also voted by fellow attorneys as a member of the “Legal Elite” in Tax and Estate Planning in the January 2007 issue of Business North Carolina. Only slightly more than 3% of North Carolina attorneys were elected to the Legal Elite. He is rated as a perfect “10″ (Superb) on Avvo.

Greg is a frequent speaker and contributor to legal and other publications. Read Greg’s full bio.

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North Carolina Probate Attorney Samantha Reichle

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Samantha Reichle is a probate attorney in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and handles tax matters and North Carolina probate concerns.

Samantha is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Estates and Probate Law Section. She attended Duke Law School on a merit-based scholarship. During her enrollment she was a member of the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy and also participated with Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Duke Law School and a bachelor of arts with Highest Distinction from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Read Samantha’s full bio.