Jean Gordon Carter > McGuireWoods LLP > Raleigh, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
SUITE 2600
United States


Acclaimed as one of North Carolina’s top tax and estate planning lawyers, Jean focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving, advising her clients on a full range of wealth transfer planning issues, including gift, estate, and generation-skipping taxes, trusts, charitable giving, and transfer tax leveraging. She frequently works with families and nonprofit organizations to create workable plans necessary to advance their economic goals. Jean regularly is sought out to speak on key issues facing the industry, and has been quoted in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Reuters/CNBC and Best’s Review regarding tax and estate planning issues.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

McGuireWoods LLP’s non-profit and tax-exempt practice advises higher education institutions across Virginia, medical research organizations and public charities, and is led by Michele McKinnon in Richmond. The group leverages its trust and estates practice to handle administration matters, charitable giving and taxation issues. Jean Gordon Carter in Raleigh focuses on estate planning for organizations in the North Carolina region, whilst corporate governance and tax issues are dealt with by Bradley Ridlehoover, who is ‘outstanding’ according to clients–  he also represents clients in tax-related disputes. The team strengthened its corporate tax offering with the lateral hire of Charlotte-based Sabrina Conyers who joined from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in September 2021. The team also assists with wealth transfer. Gerald Thomas is the head of the national tax group in Atlanta, advising on transactional work.