Mr. Louis E. Wooten, III

Mr. Louis E. Wooten, III: Attorney with Wooten Law Firm
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  • 3737 Glenwood, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27612
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  • Mr. Wooten is a Raleigh native with 20 years experience in representing clients on a variety of business, tax and estate planning and administration matters. He is married to Sally Maddison Wooten, also of Raleigh, and they have three children.
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Raleigh attorney Louis Wooten brings to The Wooten Law Firm extensive experience in handling business, tax and estate planning matters. He has a down-to-earth style and a penchant for explaining complicated legal concepts to clients in simple, everyday terms. Louis Wooten is a devoted husband and father who understand every family's need and desire to chart the best course for the future. Whether you are planning your estate or contemplating a business start-up or acquisition, Louis Wooten is there to help you. He has the breadth of knowledge to see the big picture and the analytical skills to guide you in making sound decisions with the present and the future in mind.

Louis Wooten has practiced law for 20 years and approaches each case with the belief that all legal problems are solvable with an open mind, careful planning and a keen understanding of applicable law. He seeks practical-minded solutions to the complicated problems that business and individual clients face. Louis offers the legal expertise in business, estate and tax law associated with larger firms with the personalized attention that clients expect from smaller firms. Louis never loses sight that in the end, he is a service provider and that the satisfaction of his clients is paramount. He has received an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubble, the highest rating given by the oldest and most trusted lawyer rating service in the United States.

Before he was a respected lawyer, Louis Wooten was a diligent student. He earned twin degrees - a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science - from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Wake University School of Law and a graduate law degree in tax law from Emory University. After law school, Wooten received a prestigious clerkship with the Honorable Robert P. Ruwe of the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C. During his clerkship, Louis developed a passion for legal research and the ability to reduce to writing complex matters in simple, easy to understand terms. In addition, Louis developed the ability to see a problem objectively, like a court will, and as a consequence he is better able to evaluate his clients' problems realistically and properly manage his clients' expectations.

Over the years, Louis has worked in both large and small law firms. For the state wide firm of Poyner and Spruill to the local Raleigh firm of Everett, Gaskins, Hancock and Stevens (where served as managing partner for two years), Louis has learned from the best. Louis has received an "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest peer review rating given by the legal profession's preeminent authority on attorneys and legal resources. Louis is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of North Carolina, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Tenth Judicial District Bar and the Wake County Bar. Louis has been active in the state and local bar. He has served on various bar committees over the years. Currently serves as a member of the Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association Tax Section and as an editor on the Estate Planning Section Newsletter Committee.

Louis cherishes traditional North Carolina values. When he is not practicing law, he enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking, gardening and spending time at North Carolina's beautiful coast with his wife Sally and their three children.

Areas of Practice (24)

  • Trust and Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Wills
  • Estate Administration
  • Taxation
  • Tax Controversy
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tax Collections
  • State and Local Tax
  • Business Law
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Closely Held Business
  • Business Planning
  • Business Dispute Resolutions
  • Business Successions
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Foreclosures
  • Appellate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1985; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., 1985
Law School Attended:
Wake Forest University, J.D., 1988; Emory University, LL.M., Taxation, 1990
Year of First admission:
1988, Georgia; 1992, North Carolina; 1990, District of Columbia
Birth Information:
Raleigh, North Carolina, April 6, 1963
Reported Cases:
Mitchell, Brewer, Richardson, Adams, Burge & Boughman, PLLC v. Brewer, N.C. App., 705 S.E.2d 757 (2011) review denied, 707 S.E.2d 243 (N.C. 2011); Egelhof ex rel. Red Hat, Inc. v. Szulik, 193 N.C. App. 612, 622, 668 S.E.2d 367, 374 (2008); Technocom Bus. Sys., Inc. v. N. Carolina Dept. of Revenue, 10 CVS 004398, 2011 WL 1675057 (N.C. Bus. Ct. 2011).
Hobbies & interests:
Hunting, Fishing, Running, Cooking
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    Peer Reviews

    Client Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (7 reviews)
    • 100% (7 recommendations)
    • Gold Client Champion
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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 04/19/13 in Taxation.

      I was involved with a tax resolution case with the IRS. From my first conversation with Louis, I knew I had found an attorney who would work in my best interest. He was exceptional in his communication and in diligently working to resolve this matter... Read more

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      I was involved with a tax resolution case with the IRS. From my first conversation with Louis, I knew I had found an attorney who would work in my best interest. He was exceptional in his communication and in diligently working to resolve this matter to the complete satisfaction of all involved.
      He took personal interest in my case and helped me immensely. His knowledge, expertise and caring attitude are exceptional. I highly recommend him to everyone. Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 10/24/11 in Business Law.

      Louis was very personable and he is very thorough. He is always forward thinking. Highly recommend Louis Wooten as an attorney.

      Louis was very personable and he is very thorough. He is always forward thinking. Highly recommend Louis Wooten as an attorney. Read less

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