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Henry A. Harkey

Practice Areas:
Business Law and Estate Planning

Henry Harkey Education:
B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1971; J.D. Wake Forest University, 1975
President, Student Bar, Wake Forest University School of Law

Bar and Court Admissions:
N.C., 1975
U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Professional and Civic Involvement:
Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts of America, president, 2009-2011; Morehead Properties Inc., co-founder and vice president; Park Meridian Bank, chairman of board 1991-2001; Charlotte Country Day School, chairman of board of trustees 2001-2003; Alexander Youth Network, former chairman of the board; Mecklenburg County Bar, former executive committee member; Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Elder and former clerk of session.

Henry’s practice focuses on the areas of business and corporate law, estate planning and administration. Henry provides the legal support that small to mid-sized companies need to protect their assets and remain focused on their business. He delivers competent outside counsel to businesses in need of legal advice on business documents and contract negotiations and agreements. A former bank director, Henry understands the complex financial workings of small to mid-sized businesses. His sage advice supplies the steady hand many business owners need to establish and grow their companies.

In the areas of trusts and estates, Henry brings a solid understanding of the complicated subject of inheritance and helps clients avoid problems with probate, which can be caused by invalid wills or ineffective planning. Henry oversees the transfer of assets to heirs and other beneficiaries while minimizing the potential for taxes and fees. Henry also prepares wills and trusts. He represents the executor named in the will after the deceased has passed by providing advice regarding the collecting of assets and payments to creditors and beneficiaries before closing the formal administration before the court.

Henry has continuously maintained an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This peer review rating serves as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

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