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Maria M. Lynch

Maria M. Lynch

Partner
Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Phone:
(919) 571-3332
Fax:
(919) 571-9483
Email:

Maria M. Lynch is a partner in Lynch & Eatman, L.L.P.  Maria is Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law.  Maria served as a North Carolina State Bar Councilor from 1993 to 2001 and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section Council and the past chair of its Ethics Committee.  She is a past Chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialty Committee, North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.  

Maria has been an adjunct professor at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law and a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law.  She received her B.A. with high honors from the University of Tennessee and her J.D. with honors from UNC-Chapel Hill.  Maria is a frequent speaker on estate planning and ethics issues.  Maria's practice is focused on estate planning, estate administration and exempt organization planning.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Tax Exempt Organizations

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Specialist, Estate Planning and Probate Law, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: University of North Carolina Law Review, Research Editor, 1978 - 1979
  • University of Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Honors: With High Honors

Classes/Seminars

  • Wills, Trusts and Estates, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2005 - 2007
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates, Duke University School of Law, 2007 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite Hall of Fame Tax and Estate Planning, 2011 - Present
  • Legal Elite Tax and Estate Planning, 2004 - 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America Tax and Estate Planning, 1991 - 2011
  • SuperLawyers, 2006 - 2011
  • Sarah H. Davis Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding Leadership as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, 2006 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, 1980 - Present
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow, 1995 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning Fiduciary Law Section, Council Member, 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning Fiduciary Law Section, Chair, Ethics Committee, 2007 - 2011
  • Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialty Committee North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Past Chair
  • Wake County Bar Association Board of Directors, Director, 2011 - Present
  • 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee, Chair, 2009 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Law Clerk, 1979 - 1980
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Lynch & Eatman, L.L.P
4130 Parklake Avenue
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612-4463
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Phone: 919-571-3332
Fax: 919-571-9983
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