Deborah B. Andrews

P: 919.277.9192
F: 919.277.9177

Wade II, Suite 400
5430 Wade Park Boulevard

Raleigh, NC 27607
Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 33009
Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Professional Experience

Ms. Andrews' practice experience encompasses a broad range of business law matters, including transactional matters and tax planning. She regularly advises clients on the tax aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits, including compliance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.  She also represents clients in handling tax controversies at the state and federal level. Ms. Andrews is leader of the Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group and advises tax-exempt organizations on various issues as well as donors.  She has worked with tax-exempt organizations on matters such as drafting endowment agreements, adopting governance policies, and creating Section 457 plans. Ms. Andrews also has lectured and written articles on several topics such as deferred compensation, employee benefits, and choice of entity.  Ms. Andrews has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993.

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 1997
  • Georgia, 1999
  • All state courts in Georgia
  • All state courts in North Carolina
  • United States Supreme Court 
  • United States Tax Court


  • L.L.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 2003
  • J.D., The University of North Carolina School of Law, 1997
  • B.A., with honors, North Carolina State University, 1989

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Forum: Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
  • American Bar Association — Sections: Business Law; Taxation
  • Association Executives of North Carolina
  • Eastern North Carolina Regional Science Center dba Go-Science (advisor to the board)
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Sections: Business Law; Tax Law