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Deborah Cox
Phone: 919.821.6787
Fax: 919.821.6800
dcox@smithlaw.com

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • All North Carolina State Courts

Education

University of North Carolina, J.D., 1979

Davidson College, A.B., 1976

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R. Donavon Munford, Jr.

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  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6689
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Don Munford has over 30 years of experience advising companies and individuals on legal matters that arise from business operations. In addition, he regularly advises individuals on estate and asset protection planning matters, including implementing estate tax savings techniques and charitable planned giving opportunities. His recent work has also included assisting public charities with their compliance and reporting requirements.

Don is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and worked with the tax department of KPMG Peat Marwick before practicing law. He is also recognized by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, WakeMed Health and Hospitals
  • Board of Directors, Carolina Charter Corporation
  • Board of Trustees, Peace College (2009-2012)
  • North Carolina House of Representatives (2003-2004)
    • Chair, Judiciary Committee
    • Most Effective First Year Representative by North Carolina Center for Public Policy  Research
  • North Carolina Actual Innocence Commission (2003-2004)
  • Deacon, White Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Counselor, The Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, DC
  • Board of Directors, The State Capitol Foundation (2003-2012)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • American, North Carolina and Wake County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association/YLD House of Delegates (1989-1991)
    • Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Development Committee (1999-2003)
    • Member, North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors (1990-1991)
    • Member, Wake County Bar Association Board of Directors (1998-2000, 2010-2012)

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation & Controversy - Tax; Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates (2006-2017)
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Tax/Estate Planning
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • Order of St John, Appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of efforts to promote peace and justice in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and contributions to St John Hospital of Jerusalem

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