Andrew A. Strauss

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Andy Strauss is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning & Probate Law. His North Carolina practice includes the full spectrum of complex estate planning, estate tax planning, and asset protection planning. He is a 1978 graduate of Georgetown University School of Law and a member of the North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania State Bars. Andrew is married to Holly and has two daughters: Spencer and Courtney.


- Phi Gamma Delta


- Estate Planning with Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, 1996

- Estate Planning with Family Limited Partnerships, 1998

- Charitable Planning with Real Property, N.C. Bar Association, 2002

- LEGACY: Plan, Protect and Preserve Your Estate, The Esperti Peterson Institute, Denver, 1996

- GENERATIONS, Planning Your Legacy, The Esperti Peterson Institute, Denver, 1999


- Frequent Lecturer, Educational Seminars and Symposia for Attorneys, Presented at Annual Estate Planning Conference of North Carolina Bar Association on Family Limited Partnerships and Discount Entities

- Formerly Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of North Carolina Asheville, N.C.


- Member, Who’s Who in American Law

- Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Sections on Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law, Elder Law

- Member, North Carolina State Bar Association

- Member, Pennsylvania State Bar (inactive)

- Member, Florida State Bar

- Member, Land of the Sky Council of Estate Planning Attorneys

- Former Board Member, Asheville Symphony and Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community

- Board Member, Mission Healthcare Foundation, Asheville, North Carolina

- Board Member, Cornerstone Strategic Return Fund (AMEX:CRF)

- Board Member, Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund (AMEX:CLM)


- Honorable John Hess, Superior Court, Washington, D.C., Law Clerk

- McGuire, Wood (formerly Mahoney, Hadlow & Adams), Jacksonville, FL

- White Knight Healthcare, Inc., Asheville, NC, President

- LMV Leasing (Subsidiary of Xerox), President


- Pisgah Legal Services

- Board Member, Mission Hospital Foundation

- Advisory Board, Asheville Lyric Opera


- 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in Trust & Estates – American Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbell™

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Wills and Revocable/Irrevocable Trusts Estate
  • Income and Gift Taxes
  • Business Successions Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Domestic Asset Protection Trusts
  • IRA Inheritance Trusts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
828-633-4370  Phone
828-258-0994  Phone
828-252-4921  Fax
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1975; Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Economics, with honors, 1974
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1978
Year of First Admission:
1979, Pennsylvania; 1979, Florida; 1993, North Carolina; 2003, U.S. Supreme Court
North Carolina State Bar (Sections on: Estate Planning/Fiduciary Law, Past Member of Governing Council; Elder Law, Member); The Florida Bar; Pennsylvania Bar Association; Land of the Sky Council of Estate Planning Attorneys.
Birth Information:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 9, 1953

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (4 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 05/24/14 in Estate Planning

    Andy Strauss provides an excellent example of an attorney knowing his area of practice and being able to walk his clients through the process of managing their affairs in an orderly and prudent fashion so that their assets and estates are both enhanc... Read more

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    Andy Strauss provides an excellent example of an attorney knowing his area of practice and being able to walk his clients through the process of managing their affairs in an orderly and prudent fashion so that their assets and estates are both enhanced and simplified, removing a potential area of trauma and stress in difficult times from their heirs. Read less

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  • 4.8/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 07/23/12 in Estate Planning

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