Garistine Davis Simmons

Garistine Davis Simmons

Bringing joy and peace to your life through business and estate planning.
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Law ...
  • North Carolina
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Biography

Hello, I'm Garistine Simmons, but you can call me "Joy". A fun fact, I was the first child born to Gary and Christine Davis, hence the name "Garistine", and I brought so much joy to their lives, that they decided to call me "Joy". I am a Life and Legacy Planning Lawyer because I'm passionate about helping people plan, build and problem solve so that their lives can be full of "joy" and "peace".

In my practice, I focus on Business Planning, Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning. I help business owners build the foundation and infrastructure of their business by helping them with their business plan and systems, legal systems, and financial and tax systems, so that they can manage and grow their business with confidence. I also help individuals and families create plans that will help them achieve their goals for their loved ones and leave the legacy that they desire.

I earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Accounting from Saint Augustine's College, the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), and the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degrees from The Ohio State University and the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Saint Thomas University. In addition to the practice of law, I own a franchise, and have worked as legal counsel with the North Carolina Banking Commission, and taught accounting, business law and tax courses at several universities.

Most importantly, I am a daughter, sister, wife, bonus-mom, and friend.

Education
St. Thomas University School of Law
LL.M. (2003) | Taxation
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Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D. (1992) | Law
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Ohio State University - Columbus
MBA (1991) | Business
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Saint Augustine's College
B.S. (1988) | Accounting
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Professional Associations
Cumberland County Bar Association
Current
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Current
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North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers
Current
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WealthCounsel
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 20337
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Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Elder Law
Business Law
Business Dissolution, Business Formation
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, Tax Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • Long-term Care and Medicaid Planning
  • Business Planning
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Davis Simmons, PLLC
2501 Bragg Blvd Ste A
PMB 153
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Telephone: (910) 491-9044
Fax: (910) 920-9444
Monday: 1 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Evening and Saturday appointments may be available upon request.