Gregory Herman-Giddens

TrustCounsel | North Carolina Estate Planning Attorney
Contact: (800) 201-0413
Law Schools: University of Miami School of Law - University of Miami
Tulane University Law School - Tulane University
Jurisdictions: England and Wales
New York
North Carolina
U.S. Supreme Court


About Gregory Herman-Giddens
TrustCounsel's estate planning, probate and tax law attorneys provide comprehensive wealth planning, protection and management services through careful selection of strategies tailored to our clients' individualized goals and objectives. We can help you protect your family, preserve your assets and save taxes. TrustCounsel's experienced estate planning lawyers provide legal assistance with: * Estate planning, including wills and trusts, IRA trusts, special needs trusts and charitable gift planning. * Elder law, including Medicaid and Veterans Affairs planning. * Asset protection, including development of limited liability companies (LLCs) and establishing domestic and offshore trusts. * Estate administration, including guidance for probate, trust administration and trust protector services. * Taxation, including estate and gift tax planning, retirement / IRA distribution planning, and tax return preparation. * Planning for business entities, including business formation (corporations and LLCs), buy-sell agreements and establishing nonprofit organizations. * Guardianship, including instituting incompetency proceedings and powers of attorney. * Prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and property-division agreements for unmarried couples. * Real estate partitions. * NFA trusts for purchasing and owning suppressors, SBRs and other weapons controlled by the National Firearms Act. TrustCounsel's attorneys and paralegals assist clients in North Carolina's Triangle / RTP area from our main office in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; we have additional offices in Miami, Florida and New York City.
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Elder Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
England and Wales
New York
North Carolina
U.S. Supreme Court
Estate Planning and Probate Law (North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization)
Certified Financial Planner (Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards)
Professional Experience
Founder & President, Southern Gun Law Group
The Southern Gun Law Group creates NFA gun trusts in North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. Founded by Chapel Hill estate planning attorney Gregory Herman-Giddens, the Southern Gun Law Group uses a sophisticated planning system designed to help individuals legally acquire, own, share and transfer firearms the way they want. Protecting firearms collectors, gun enthusiasts, hunters and their beneficiaries, NFA gun trusts hold title of weapons in lieu of individual ownership. The Southern Gun Law Group combines award-winning estate planning legal expertise with specialized training in federal gun laws and gun trusts to provide top legal services for the owners of firearms throughout the south.
President, TrueSouth Asset Management, Inc.
President, TrustCounsel
The skilled estate planning attorneys at TrustCounsel develop estate plans to protect your family, preserve your assets and save taxes. TrustCounsel’s attorneys focus on educating and empowering clients with the legal options they need to make well-informed decisions with their families’ future in mind. High levels of technical expertise do not prevent our attorneys from communicating complicated laws in easy-to-understand language. We strive to provide prompt, courteous, and personalized service while keeping legal jargon at a minimum. In addition to North Carolina estate planning offices in Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, TrustCounsel also operates out of Miami, Florida and New York City. Through these law offices, TrustCounsel provides estate planning, probate and elder law services to North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and New York.
University of Miami School of Law - University of MiamiLL.MEstate Planning
Tulane University Law School - Tulane UniversityJ.DLaw
Honors: Honor Scholarship
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillB.APsychology
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi
Pro Bono Award, New Hanover County Bar Association & Legal Aid of North Carolina Wilmington
The award recognizes continued commitment to assisting and advising families on North Carolina estate planning, elder law and powers of attorney. The Pro Bono Awards were given only to North Carolina attorneys who generously provided free legal assistance to persons who could not afford to hire an attorney.
North Carolina Super Lawyer in Estate Planning and Probate Law, Super Lawyer Magazine
Received award in 2007 and 2011.
Triangle Impact Financial Leader, Business Leader Magazine
Legal Elite in Tax and Estate Planning, Business North Carolina magazine
Professional Associations
Member, Tennessee State Bar # 023425
Member, WealthCounsel
Member, Financial Planning Association
Member (President 2010), Orange County Bar Association
President, 15-B Judicial District Bar
Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Member, Florida Bar
Member, North Carolina Bar Association
Activities: Estate Administration Manual Committee of Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law, 1997-2000; Taxation and Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Sections; Council of Elder Law Section, 1997-2001 (Editor, Newsletter, 2001-2002
Secretary-Treasurer, 15-B Judicial District Bar
Member, Professional Advisors Committee, Triangle Community Foundation


Articles & Publications


Website: Website
Website: Southern Gun Law Group
Blog: North Carolina Estate Planning Blog



    North Carolina Office
    205 Providence Rd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    Toll-Free: (800) 201-0413
    Telephone: (919) 493-6351
    Fax: (919) 493-6355
    South Florida Office
    2801 Florida Ave
    Suite 216
    Miami, FL 33133
    Toll-Free: (800) 201-0413
    Telephone: (305) 884-8688
    New York Estate Planning Attorneys
    61 Broadway
    Ste. 2155
    New York, NY 10006
    Toll-Free: (800) 201-0413
    Telephone: (212) 756-1234