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Asheville, North Carolina

77 Central Ave., Suite F

W
E DO ESTATE PLANNING. WE DO IT WELL.

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.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania, 1979
  • Florida, 1979
  • North Carolina, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
  • U.S. Tax Court

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC 1978, Cum Laude
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1975
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1975, Cum Laude, Major: Economics

FRATERNITY

  • Phi Gamma Delta

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • 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

CLASSES & SEMINARS TAUGHT

  • 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.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • 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)

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • 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

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Pisgah Legal Services
  • Board Member, Mission Hospital Foundation
  • Advisory Board, Asheville Lyric Opera

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

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

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