The Van Winkle Law Firm Attorney John Veazey Earns Board Certification as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law from the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that attorney John Veazey has earned board certification as a specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law from the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization. Veazey joins attorneys Robert Haggard and John Kelso, who have also earned board certification as specialists in Estate Planning and Probate Law from the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization. Both Veazey and Kelso hold Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation degrees from New York University, which allows them to develop tax-efficient strategies to help clients protect and preserve their wealth, now and for future generations.

“I would like to congratulate John on earning his estate planning certification,” said Steve Grabenstein, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. “The certification process is rigorous and holds attorneys to high standards. With this certification, John offers our clients an elite level of estate planning expertise.”

The Van Winkle Law Firm has the largest trusts, estates and elder law group in Western North Carolina, with eight lawyers who practice primarily in this field. The estate planning team counsels clients in the development and implementation of innovative, customized estate plans to preserve, protect and pass on their wealth. Throughout the process, the firm’s attorneys work diligently to minimize probate, estate, gift, income and business taxes and other administrative expenses.

For more than 100 years, the attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have provided a premier level of strategic legal counsel and services to meet clients’ personal, estate planning, commercial, business and litigation needs. Van Winkle is the largest law firm headquartered in Western North Carolina. With licensed attorneys serving clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit www.vwlawfirm.com.