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North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning & Probate Law
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Practice limited to estate planning and administration, business planning & succession.
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All information on this site is designed to provide a general, educational overview with regard to the subject matter covered and is not necessarily specific to your own personal circumstances or state of residence. The authors, publisher, and host of this Web site are not providing accounting, legal, or tax advice specific to your personal situation. If, after reviewing the concepts presented on this site, you determine that you need additional advice specific to your personal situation, you are encouraged to seek the services of a qualified estate planning or tax professional.

My planning process is designed to help you deal with uncertainty by helping you to integrate your legal, tax, financial, and accounting advice. If you have a simple question about what to do next, give me a call and I willl point you in the right direction. There is no charge for a simple inquiry.

Actions to take may include a review of your wealth plan; referral to one of your other advisors; or referral to a prospective new advisor to provide you with a complimentary second opinion and review of your issue.

If it looks like there will be any legal fees, I will discuss them with you in advance of billing. My goal is to help you to eliminate uncertainty and fear and take positive action about things that matter to you.

Hendersonville attorney Patrick D. Newton was recently certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Mr. Newton, an associate with Strauss & Associates, P.A., concentrates his legal practice in the areas of Estate Planning & Administration, Wills, Trusts and related tax matters. Mr. Newton received his law degree from Wake Forest University. In addition to his Business Administration degree from UNC-Greensboro, he also obtained a degree in Accounting from Cleveland Community College.

The North Carolina State Bar certifies lawyers as specialists in designated practice areas as a service to the public. Mr. Newton has demonstrated special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in Estate Planning and Probate Law.

To be certified, a lawyer must be an active member in good standing with the North Carolina State Bar for at least five years, devote a significant part of his or her practice to the specialty area, attend continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in the specialty, be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and judges (peer review), and pass a rigorous written examination in the specialty practice area.

Mr. Newton is available for consultations and may be contacted at 828-696-1811 or visit For more information about the North Carolina Legal Specialization program, please visit, or call the State Bar at 919.828.4620.


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