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James W. Baley

Contact

Phone: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-5773
Email: jbaley@vwlawfirm.com

Education

University of Florida
JD, 2011
Certificate in Estates and Trusts Practice

University of North Carolina
MA in Accounting, 2005
BS in Business Administration, 2004

Practice Area
Business
Business Startups
Business Succession Planning
Charitable Gift Planning
Estate and Trust Settlement
Estate Planning & Administration
Family Gifts and Wealth Transfer
Taxation
Trust & Estate Disputes and Controversies
Trust Reformations & Terminations
Will Contests
Wills & Revocable Trusts

Meet James

James focuses his practice on estate and trust planning, estate and trust administration, business formation, succession, and transactional matters. Before law school, James practiced for three years as a CPA in the Asheville office of a regional public accounting firm. While in law school, James earned a Certificate in Estates and Trusts Practice and was a member of the Trial Team and National Tax Moot Court Team.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • 28th Judicial District Bar
    • Treasurer, 2012 - 2014
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Land of the Sky Estate Planning Council

Court Admissions

  • North Carolina State Courts
  • United States District Court
    • Western District of North Carolina
  • United States Tax Court
  • Cherokee Tribal Court

RECOGNITIONS

  • Eagle Scout
  • The Order of the Coif
  • Asheville 40 Under Forty, Class of 2013
  • Winner of the 2011 National Tax Moot Court Competition, Best Individual Oralist
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • University of Florida Law Pro Bono Certificate

Contact

Phone: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-5773
Email: jbaley@vwlawfirm.com

Education

University of Florida
JD, 2011
Certificate in Estates and Trusts Practice

University of North Carolina
MA in Accounting, 2005
BS in Business Administration, 2004

Work with James

James comes to the practice of law as a third generation Asheville attorney following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. James is delighted to be back home in the mountains where he and his wife, Kit, grew up and met during high school.

James and Kit enjoy spending time with their dogs, mountain biking, backpacking, traveling and enjoying friends and family.

Favorite Meal
Grilled steak, salmon, or tuna with green beans and mashed potatoes

Favorite Music
The Avett Brothers

Favorite Places
Interlaken, Barcelona, Whistler, Santorini, Miami

Community Involvement

  • Pisgah Legal Services
    • Volunteer Attorney
  • Leadership Asheville
    • Graduate of Leadership Asheville 31
  • Carolina Day School
    • Chair of the Advancement Committee
  • Junior Achievement of Western North Carolina
    • Board Member