Matt Thompson has significant experience advising and counseling the firm's clients on estate planning, business succession, asset protection, charitable planning, and fiduciary matters. He listens to understand each client's unique needs, focuses on uncovering true goals and objectives, and works to find practical, effective solutions for the client's situation and problems.
Matt is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law. While his practice is focused in general on helping to protect, transfer, and preserve wealth, he does more than that for many clients – acting more as a trusted advisor and family counselor. He enjoys working with multiple generations to build and protect family legacies, which consist of more than just dollars.
Matt's work frequently involves:
Matt also works with numerous plaintiff's attorneys across state to create Special Needs Trusts for funds received after settlement or verdict, which can preserve needs-based government benefits for their clients and provide for professional, long-term management.
Matt has enjoyed speaking and writing on a number of topics relevant to his field of practice, including essential, everyday estate planning issues, sophisticated estate planning techniques, estate and trust administration issues, fiduciary representation, and fiduciary income tax issues.
When he is not working, Matt enjoys coaching his son's baseball, soccer, and flag football teams and attending his daughter's frequent ballet and theater performances. He, his wife, and the kids attend St. James Episcopal Church and love sneaking off on their boat to a sandbar on summer afternoons.
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