Ward and Smith, P.A. is pleased to welcome trusts and estates attorney Michael L. Miller to the Firm's Asheville office. Mr. Miller earned his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation and B.A. from the University of Denver. Mr. Miller is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Mr. Miller's practice primarily focuses on estate planning, estate administration, ERISA, profit sharing plans, and related services to individuals, charitable organizations, and foundations. His experience includes a broad range of business law matters, including tax planning.
Mr. Miller served as President of the Land of the Sky Estate Planning Council, and was co-founder and past Chairman of the Asheville Tax Study Group. He has lectured on many topics in the areas of estate planning and administration, taxation, and retirement plans. His community involvement has included providing pro bono counsel to some tax-exempt organizations, chairmanship of the City of Asheville's Aston Park Advisory Board, and service on the Boards of community tennis associations.