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Meghan N. Knight


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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration


Meghan is a partner in Lynch & Eatman, L.L.P. Her practice is focused on estate planning. She works with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to address their estate planning goals and concerns, including tax, blended and nontraditional family situations, beneficiaries who are minors or who have special needs or substance abuse issues, and charitable goals. She regularly prepares and advises clients regarding Wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and advance directives. She assists with estate administration for her estate planning clients. She also provides services for tax-exempt organizations, including formation of tax-exempt entities and applications for federal tax-exempt status.

Meghan grew up in North Carolina, and after graduating from UNC School of Law, she practiced as a civil litigator with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP. She then practiced in-house at SAS Institute Inc. before joining Lynch & Eatman, L.L.P.

Meghan was elected and served as Secretary of the Wake County Bar Association and Tenth Judicial District Bar for three consecutive terms from 2016 to 2018. She currently serves on the Wake County Bar Association’s Public Service Committee and is Secretary of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee. She has volunteered with Legal Aid's Lawyer on the Line Program and participates in the North Carolina Bar Association's Call4All program.

She has been selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite for Estate and Tax Planning and in North Carolina Super Lawyers for Estate Planning & Probate.


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. – Elementary Education - 1999
    • Major: Elementary Education & English

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, 2011

Pro-Bono and Volunteer Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney with Legal Aid’s Lawyer on the Line Program
  • Volunteer – North Carolina Bar Association’s Call4All Program
  • Volunteer – Partners Read (Wake Education Partnership)
  • Volunteer – Wake County Bar Association Lunch with a Lawyer Program
  • Volunteer – Wills for Heroes (North Carolina Bar Association)

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, 2006 to Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Minorities in the Profession Committee Member, Secretary
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member of Task Force on Integration, Equity, and Equal Justice
  • Tenth Judicial District Grievance Committee, 2020 to 2022
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Wake County Bar Association/Tenth Judicial District Bar, Secretary, 2016 to 2018
  • Wake County Bar Association, Public Service Committee (Present)
  • Wake County Bar Association, Lawyers Support Committee (Past Member and Chair)

Current Employment Position

  • Partner


  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite Tax and Estate Planning
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Estate Planning & Probate
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation from NC Bar Association & UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program for performing more than 75 hours of pro bono work

Classes & Seminars

  • The Basics of Wills (with Maria M. Lynch), Wake County Bar Association CLE, August 2022
  • The SECURE Act (with Maria M. Lynch), Wake County Bar Association Breakfast CLE, April 2020

Past Positions

  • SAS Institute Inc., Legal Counsel, 2014 to 2019
  • Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Attorney, 2006 to 2014
  • Durham Public Schools, Classroom Teacher (Grades 3-5), 1999 to 2001