Tax/estate planning

Christy Eve Reid Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte

The Dress is a candlelight satin wedding gown first worn by my mother when she married my father in November 1947 in Winston-Salem. The Dress made its next appearance with a different veil when I got married in January 1975. My sister wore it in 1976. Originally it had a long full train, a scalloped neckline and long sleeves that came to dainty points on the bride’s hand. My daughter, Olivia, prized The Dress as well. After she became engaged, we searched for a designer who would create a new design from the family heirloom. In September, Olivia was married in The Dress — now a lovely strapless gown with a shorter train. With its updated look, it is my hope The Dress will make an appearance in the fourth generation of women in our family.

Vita: Born Feb. 8, 1951, in Charlotte; bachelor’s from Smith College and law degree from UNC Chapel Hill; husband and three children. Why she chose this field: My favorite classes in law school were the tax and property law courses. Estate planning is a blend of that. Memorable case: The litigation to enforce the National Environmental Policy Act brought in the 1970s by environmental groups against the developers of Bald Head Island and the Army Corps of Engineers. As a summer clerk in the Corps’ legal department in Wilmington, I got to work on the case. Restrictions placed on the island by national, state and local governmental agencies as a result of it make the island a very special place. What she’d be if not a lawyer: An economist. Hero: My mother. Passions: My Christian faith, spending time with family and friends, world travel and enjoying the beach, particularly Bald Head Island. Recent reading: Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI. Don’t ask her to: Straighten my office.

Tax/Estate planning

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