In 1995, Ron Johnson and Martha Peddrick agreed that too many North Carolina firms were attempting to be all things to all clients, with some large firms often neglecting smaller clients in favor of larger accounts. They believed that a smaller firm whose lawyers had the experience and expertise to concentrate in the often overlooked areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, business law, and tax law would be a viable enterprise. This idea came to pass with the formation of a new law firm on July 1, 1995, dedicating its practice to superior standards of client service, professionalism and expertise within a narrow spectrum of practice areas -- a type of firm unique in the Greensboro area.
While the firm has only been in existence for almost fifteen years, the collective experience of its four lawyers spans more than a century, bringing to the Triad some impressive credentials. For example, founders Ron Johnson and Martha Peddrick were certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as Board Certified Specialists in Estate Planning and Probate Law, in 1987 and 1991 respectively. Davis McDonald has extensive corporate and business law experience with one of the Triad's largest law firms. Justin R. Ervin, III was welcomed to the firm in 2011 practicing estate administration, estate planning, and tax planning; Justin is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Florida.
Our Firm's philosophy is simple. We will put our collective experience to work, as required, on simple, straightforward estate planning situations as well as on sophisticated wealth transfer strategies for clients with large, complex estates. Additionally, we maintain a significant probate and estate administration practice, handling estates of all sizes and complexities. We offer business and tax advice to individuals and small-to-medium sized closely-held businesses, including the formation of such businesses as well as mergers and acquisitions. We strive to make our areas of expertise more understandable, and we never lose sight of our commitment to the performance of exemplary and timely service for each and every client.
Our Firm stands ready to bring impressive legal expertise to address your estate planning, estate administration, tax and business needs. Our collective experience in these areas will enable us to seek and find knowledgeable solutions to your problems.
We serve the individual as well as the corporation, the small business as well as the large, and the community in which we live and work. We do it with professionalism, efficiency and a friendly understanding of each client's needs. We are dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to every client.