Graham Holding Honored for Distinguished Estate Planning Career



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Aug. 8, 2018

Graham D. Holding Jr. is the inaugural winner of the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section's Distinguished Service Award. The section has also established the Graham D. Holding Jr. Justice Fund with the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment in his honor.

The Distinguished Service Award honors an estate planning attorney who has made significant contributions to the legal practice, its practitioners and the public; has exhibited the utmost professionalism and high character; and has provided service to the Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section.

Holding has been a member of the section since its creation in 1979 and has been extensively involved in its Legislative Committee. He is co-author of two popular resources for North Carolina attorneys, the BB&T Estate Planning Forms Manual and the document assembly software program, MenuForms for North Carolina Estate Planners.

In celebration of his accomplishments, Holding's colleagues in the section raised more than $50,000 for the justice fund in his honor. Justice funds support Endowment-funded programs and projects that promote access to justice, civic education, service through the profession and professionalism.

Holding has practiced estate planning, trust and estate administration, and taxation law with Robinson Bradshaw for 29 years. He is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Holding earned his law degree from the University of Virginia and his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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