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Justin R Ervin III

Estate planning and probate attorney (NC, FL) serving LGBTQ, non-traditional, an
Contact: 336.574.9720
Experience:
Law Schools: University of Florida
Elon University
Renmin University of China (??????)
Jurisdictions: Florida
North Carolina

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About Justin R Ervin III
I'm an attorney licensed in North Carolina and Florida practicing estate planning, estate administration, tax, and small business law. Being openly gay, I have a particular affinity for serving same-gender/same-sex couples, alternative families, and LGBTQ individuals. Regardless of your situation, I look forward to helping you develop an estate plan to protect yourself and your loved ones. I serve on the Board of Directors of the Guilford Green Foundation (ggfnc.org), of which I am also Treasurer, and on the Pro Bono Committee of the Estate Planning Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Though born in Japan, I am a native North Carolinian, having grown up in Rockingham. I completed a double-major in Business and French at UNC Greensboro. I graduated cum laude from Elon University School of Law and went on to earn an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation from the University of Florida. While at Elon Law, I practiced estate planning in the Wills Clinic and externed for Judge Sue Burch. I founded and served as President and Treasurer of OutLaw, a social and educational organization for LGBTQ law students at Elon. I was an admissions ambassador, treasurer of Delta Theta Phi law fraternity and Elon Law Democrats, solicitor (investigator and prosecutor) for the Honor Council, and a member of the Jewish Law Students Association. During summers away from Elon Law, I interned for the District Attorney in Rockingham and the Public Defender in Charlotte, as well as studied Chinese business law in Beijing and Spanish language and culture in Madrid. I was also an active member of OutLaw at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills; Estate Administration: Probate, Trust Administration; Tax Law: gift tax, estate tax, fiduciary income tax; Small Business Law: LLCs, corporations.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
North Carolina
Languages
 SpokenWritten
French Yes
SpanishYesYes
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney, Johnson, Peddrick, and McDonald, PLLC
-Current
Estate administration comprises about half of my practice and includes the probate process, but also trust administration, claiming benefits from life insurance and retirement plans, and complying with tax responsibilities (completing estate tax and fiduciary income tax returns). About a quarter of my practice is estate planning, where I meet with clients to become acquainted with them, their goals, and their family structures, and then craft a suite of documents, often highly customized, to help carry out those goals. The rest of my practice includes a variety related to the above two major areas, including tax law, small business law, guardianships, and beneficiary representation. I often work closely with professionals in allied fields, including financial planning, accounting, and insurance. I enjoy giving seminars and doing pro bono work to educate the public on estate planning and to ensure that the most vulnerable among us have at least basic protection.
Education
University of FloridaLL.M. (2011)Taxation
Activities: OutLaw
Elon UniversityJ.D. (2010)Law
Honors: J.D. cum laude; book award in Property 1, Contracts 2, and Criminal Law.
Activities: Student Bar Association Honor Council Solicitor (investigator/prosecutor), Founding President of OutLaw (president and treasurer, 2007-2009), Delta Theta Phi (treasurer, 2009-2010), Elon Law Democrats (treasurer, 2008-2009), Jewish Law Students Association, ACLU, Public Interest Law Society
Renmin University of China (??????)Chinese Business Law
Details: I spent a summer session in Beijing, China studying under the faculty of Renmin University of China School of Law and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indianapolis. Our curriculum included intellectual property, contracts, foreign investment and joint ventures, business organizations, employment law, criminal procedure, and alternative dispute resolution. Field trips included visits to the Supreme People's Court; the Legislative Committee of the National People's Congress; the Ministry of Commerce; the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC); and Jun He (???????, junhe.com), a prominent Chinese law firm.
University of North Carolina - GreensboroB.S. (1993)Marketing, French
Activities: GLSA/GLBSA/Pride, Alpha Phi Omega, Animal Rights League
Professional Activities
Director, Treasurer (from 2013) Guilford Green Foundation 2012-Current
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar
-Current
Activities: Member of the: (1) Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section; (2) Tax Section; and (3) Out-of-State Division.
Society of Financial Service Professionals
-Current
Activities: In addition to being an active member, I file documents with the State Bar of North Carolina so that our members can obtain CLE credit for programming that our local chapter offers.
Greensboro Estate Planning Council
-Current
Greensboro Bar Association
-Current
American Bar Association
-Current
Activities: Member of the: (1) Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law; and (2) Section of Taxation.
North Carolina Bar Association
-Current
Activities: Member of the: (1) Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, and (2) Tax Section. Member of the Pro Bono Committee of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section.

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Green Queen Bingo 2014-01-24 sponsored by Johnson, Peddrick and McDonald, PLLC
My law firm, Johnson, Peddrick & Mcdonald, PLLC, sponsored a game at Green Queen Bingo, a quarterly fundraiser for Guilford Green Foundation. This is me giving my spiel about our firm and the services that we offer, then calling numbers with the hostess, Big Shirli. Fun times!

My firm, Johnson, Peddrick and McDonald, PLLC (http://www.jplegal.net/) sponsored a game at Green ...


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Greensboro, NC 27401-2252
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Telephone: 336.574.9720