The estate planning and administration law firm of Strauss Attorneys PLLC. is proud to announce that managing attorney Andrew Strauss was recently awarded the Excellence in Governance Award by LeadingAge North Carolina after vote of the Award Committee. This is a state-wide recognition of Andrew Strauss’ contribution to North Carolina’s senior citizens who reside in a LeadingAge North Carolina member facility. Mr. Strauss was nominated by Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community in Asheville, North Carolina.

Based in Chapel Hill, LeadingAge North Carolina consists of 63 member communities statewide. These communities include assisted living communities, continuing care retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, and affordable housing providers. Their members collectively employ 14,000 mission-oriented staff, serving more than 20,000 North Carolinians. LeadingAge North Carolina also has 73 corporate members who provide services, products, and trusted advice to members. The Association offers advocacy, education, networking, and shared services and is a state affiliate for LeadingAge in Washington, DC.

The Excellence in Governance Award is awarded annually to a voluntary leader who has served with distinction on the governing board of a LeadingAge North Carolina member organization and, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has made an outstanding contribution to the well-being of seniors, the employees who serve them, and to the organization’s non-profit mission. Visionary leaders who are members of the governing board, contributing significant time, effort, and expertise, are eligible for nomination. Selections are made from those who have provided exceptional service beyond the call of duty and who have a history of personally significant financial contributions or exceptional acts of philanthropy. Award recipients have demonstrated expertise in and openness to best practices in nonprofit governance and have shown outstanding leadership in achieving specific goals and objectives of the member organization.

Andrew Strauss was humbled and honored by the award, which was presented to him at LeadingAge North Carolina’s annual meeting at the Marriot Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach.

Andrew 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. Mr. Strauss values community service. He served as a Board Member of Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community for 15 years and is currently a member of the board of the Mission-St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation.

Strauss Attorneys PLLC. has offices in Asheville and Hendersonville, North Carolina. Their estate planning lawyers offer dedicated and informative representation in estate planning, transfer tax planning, probate administration, asset protection, elder law services, and related areas.

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