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Dori J. Wiggen Speaks at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro

Dori J. Wiggen, a member of the Schell Bray Trusts and Estates Practice Group, was the featured speaker at the Mount Zion Baptist Church workshop held on June 13, 2015. Ms. Wiggen’s topic was “Caring for your Loved One: The Legal Responsibilities of Caregiving.” The event was sponsored by Mount Zion Baptist Church and AARP.

Dori Wiggen’s practice concentrates on elder law, special needs, and trusts and estates. She counsels clients on issues including special needs planning, guardianships, Medicaid, veterans benefits, wills, trusts, estate administration, probate, powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney and living wills. She received her B.A. degree from Appalachian State University and her J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina. Ms. Wiggen is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where she teaches in the area of elder law.

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Amy H. Kincaid Speaks at the Greensboro Estate Planning Council Meeting

Amy H. Kincaid, a member of the Schell Bray Trusts and Estates Practice Group, and a partner in the firm, was the featured speaker at the Greensboro Estate Planning Council meeting held on May 20, 2015. Ms. Kincaid’s topic was “Estate Planning for Blended Families.”

Amy Kincaid regularly counsels clients on a wide variety of estate planning, estate administration, and charitable giving issues. Ms. Kincaid is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She received her B.S. degree from Clemson University and her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. 

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Barbara R. Christy Honored as a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Law

Schell Bray is pleased to announce that Barbara R. Christy, a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, was recently elected as a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). The American College of Real Estate Lawyers is a premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers elected to fellowship for their outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.

Ms. Christy’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions. Ms. Christy assists clients in all aspects of the acquisition and disposition of commercial real property, including preparation of contracts, due diligence, review and negotiation of loan documents, examination of title, 1031 exchange issues and closing. 

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Edward T. Chaney Speaks at Georgetown Law CLE

Edward T. Chaney, a member of the Schell Bray Trusts and Estates Practice Group, spoke on April 24, 2015 at the 2015 Georgetown Law Continuing Legal Education Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations which was presented live and via webcast. Mr. Chaney’s topic was “Complex Public Support Issues”; and his co-presenter was Kimberley Eney from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Ed Chaney focuses his practice on advising tax-exempt organizations on a broad range of tax and corporate matters, including organization formation, structure, and governance, obtaining tax exemption, ongoing tax and regulatory compliance, unrelated business income taxation, charitable giving, investment management of charitable assets, lobbying compliance and disclosure, and complex organizational structures and transactions. He received his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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What We Practice
Business Real Estate Trusts and Estates

Our business lawyers serve as regular outside counsel to public and privately held businesses with diverse interests in local, national  and international markets.  » more

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At Schell Bray, our Elder Law and Special Needs Law practice encompasses many different fields of law providing for the unique legal and financial demands of senior citizens and people with disabilities. Our attorneys assist clients and their families with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting quality of life for the client. Schell Bray takes a holistic approach to planning to ensure that each client’s plan addresses the legal, medical, financial, and social needs of the client.
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At Schell Bray, our Elder Law and Special Needs Law practice encompasses many different fields of law providing for the unique legal and financial demands of senior citizens and people with disabilities. Our attorneys assist clients and their families with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting quality of life for the client. Schell Bray takes a holistic approach to planning to ensure that each client’s plan addresses the legal, medical, financial, and social needs of the client.
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The lawyers in our Commercial Real Estate practice group have a broad range of experience and expertise. We offer sophisticated legal services often associated with large law firms combined with small-firm efficiencies, which we believe provide our clients with the best of both worlds. » more

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Schell Bray’s tax-exempt organizations practice has the breadth of experience and depth of knowledge to help our charitable and nonprofit clients innovate and achieve their missions while keeping compliant with applicable laws. Our attorneys provide high level, practical legal counsel that comes from decades of experience in - and a deep commitment to - the nonprofit sector and its component organizations. » more

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At Schell Bray, our Trusts and Estates practice group is involved in all aspects of estate and trust planning and administration, from preparing basic estate planning documents to planning and implementing the most cutting-edge planning techniques to transfer wealth and preserve assets. We provide a full range of estate and trust planning and administration services. We advise beneficiaries and fiduciaries of estates and trusts on their rights and duties, and we form and advise tax-exempt entities. » more

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Jennifer L.J. Koenig
Jennifer L.J. Koenig

Jennifer Koenig is a member of the firm’s trusts and estates practice group. She counsels clients on issues ranging from simple wills and powers of attorney to very complex estate planning and wealth preservation techniques, including GRATs (grantor retained annuity…» more

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