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University of Virginia, J.D., 1987

College of William and Mary, B.A., 1984, Phi Beta Kappa


Julie Griggs advises clients regarding family-owned business interests, including ownership succession issues, as well as the use of family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts and other techniques to transfer wealth at reduced transfer tax costs.

She also provides estate planning and related tax counsel to specialized clients such as business executives and professionals in the fields of medicine, law, and sports and entertainment.

Julie serves as a consultant to other law firms on substantive estate planning issues, complex estate administration and probate issues, and related tax matters. Her experience includes counsel in connection with successful resolutions of audits of gift and estate tax returns involving complex transfers and unique assets, special counsel in trust and estate litigation, and the formation and operation of charities, including private foundations.

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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Chair, 1999-2000

Community Affiliations

  • YWCA Central Carolinas, Board of Directors, 2008-14
  • Foundation for the Carolinas, Women's Impact Fund, 2006-present
  • The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc., Sustaining Member
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