We strive to provide our clients with exceptional service. To do this we have developed three practice groups comprised of more than 35 legal areas.


From start-up to retirement, business owners require experienced counsel to guide them through a labyrinth of legal and operational issues. The Van Winkle Law Firm works with publicly and privately held companies in a broad range of industries to simplify complexities and develop sound strategies aimed at managing risk and fostering business growth. Our track record of achievement derives from our commitment to understand our clients’ businesses and the competitive and regulatory environment in which they operate. Combining this knowledge with our years of experience, we deliver counsel that is responsive to clients’ needs and on target with their goals.


The Van Winkle Law Firm boasts an experienced team of civil litigators with a long history of vigorous representation in complex matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Tax Court and before local, state and federal regulatory boards, agencies and commissions. Our lawyers have deep experience helping clients navigate through treacherous regulatory environments and complex legal issues, in and out of the courtroom, where responsiveness, efficiency and creative strategy are instrumental in achieving desired resolutions. This commitment to results has helped our litigation team earn distinctions among the Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite and the North Carolina Bar Association Hall of Fame.

Trusts, Estates & Elder Law

The Trusts, Estates & Elder law team at The Van Winkle Law Firm understand that estate planning is an ongoing process that changes with our clients’ needs throughout a lifetime. We work closely with our clients throughout each of these personal and business life stages to create customized and innovative solutions. From protecting wealth and family businesses to planning for disability and long-term care, our experienced and dedicated team will work to protect your future. This dedication continues as our team assists with your trust and estate administration needs. In addition, we help clients resolve a wide array of disputes concerning trusts and estates. As a client of The Van Winkle Law Firm, you can safeguard your future, accomplish your goals, and make life’s transitions easier for family members and loved ones.