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Sherri L. McGirt

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  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1974)
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1971)

North Carolina

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Supreme Court

  • Mecklenburg County Bar, former chairman of Lawyer's Referral Service Committee, Legal Services for the Elderly, and Estate Planning and Probate Committee.
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Charlotte Women's Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Tax Section Council; Quality of Life Task Force
  • American Bar Association
  • Charlotte Estate Planning Council
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past Vice Chairman, State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Past Vice Chairman, State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Founding Member of Planning Committee and Board of Directors of the J. Nelson Young UNC School of Law Tax Institute
  • NCBA Estate Planning Council - Member and former co-chairman of the Public Education and Professional Relations Committee
  • Former Chairman of Lawyer's Referral Service Committee,
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America (2007-present)
  • Named, "Legal Elite," Business North Carolina (2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rating
  • Awarded, "50 Most Influential Women," Charlotte Business Journal (2012)
  • Past Board Member, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
  • Past Professional Advisors Board, Foundation For the Carolinas
  • Sherri has represented numerous clients before the Internal Revenue Service in tax controversy matters; Sherri works with clients in the estate and wealth management areas, planning for estate succession, preserving estate assets and reducing estate taxes. She worked as an auditor with the Internal Revenue Service in the Estate and Gift Tax Division in Greensboro, NC and as a tax supervisor for a public accounting firm prior to entering private law practice. She has represented clients in estate controversies including oral arguments before the North Carolina Supreme Court.

  • Sherri has also assist clients in business planning, succession management and multiple general business and real estate matters.

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Sherri McGirt, a native of Charlotte, NC, counsels clients in estate and wealth management planning, estate and fiduciary tax planning and estate and trust administration with a focus on planning for estate succession, protecting estate assets, reducing estate taxes and preserving family harmony. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

She works with closely held entities in areas including business planning and succession management.

She has experience in numerous estate and trust administration matters – examples of which include fiduciary tax planning, will contests and family settlement agreements, valuation issues, charitable planning, and extended trusts – and represents beneficiaries, personal representatives and trustees. Having prior experience with the IRS as an estate and gift tax attorney and at Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte) as a tax supervisor, Sherri represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service.