JOHN R. CUNNINGHAM, III
 

Nature of Legal Practice
:   Solo practitioner concentrating in wills, trusts, probate, estate planning, and    related business and corporate work. Works with individuals in putting together a plan for the current and future needs of their estates and the preparation of documents to implement the plan.      Handles administration of estates, including court probate, estate and inheritance tax returns, and establishment of trusts  

Education: B.A. Davidson College 1979, summa cum laude, valedictorian           
                  J.D.  Yale University, 1984  

Professional Experience
:              

                   Judicial Clerk for Two Federal Judges            
                   Private Practice of Law with Emphasis on Estate Planning
                   Worked at Davidson College doing charitable tax planning            
                   Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest Law School            
                   Author of Numerous Articles on Estate Planning, Probate and Related Tax Issues  

Professional Organizations and Recognitions
:
                   Martindale-Hubbell Legal Rating- AV (highest rating)   
                   N.C. Bar Certified as Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate          
                   Administration              
                   Named one of Charlotte’s Top Young Attorneys by The Business Journal in 1992
                   Named to The Best Lawyers in America Consumer Guide in 2000
                   American Bar Association            
                   North Carolina Bar Association            

Personal:
                   Married to Jean Cunningham and they have two daughters and a beagle