Peter B. von Stein

Trusts and Estates Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
252.215.4046 Fax 252.215.4077
Post Office Box 8088, Greenville, NC 27835-8088

Peter's practice involves a wide range of estate planning and administration issues.  He assists clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, and living wills.  Peter has experience assisting clients with testamentary and lifetime gifting, strategic tax planning, and asset protection.  He also works with clients to achieve long-term care objectives.



  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2015
  • B.A., with distinction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012

Representative Experience

  • Representation of Executor in administration of estate valued in excess of $25 million
  • Representation of small business owners in business succession planning
  • Estate planning for clients with assets exceeding $15 million

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Sections: Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law; Elder & Special Needs Law

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2015
  • All state courts in North Carolina

About Me

I try to live by the motto "Whatever you are, be a good one."  One of the best things about Ward and Smith is our team-oriented mentality.  Our structure is focused on providing the absolute best service possible.  I became a lawyer to impact people, and admire our clients' recognition that good professional advice can be priceless.   One surprising thing people don't know about me is that I am working through an aversion to ketchup.


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