JILL PETERS 

KAESS

ATTORNEY

3414 WRIGHTSVILLE AVENUE 

WILMINGTON NC 28403

PO BOX 4548

WILMINGTON NC 28406

Office: 910.399.3447

jill@leekaess.com

Wealth Planning & Taxation

Trusts & Estates

Jill  assists clients in drafting and executing comprehensive estate plans, with specific emphasis on estate tax, gift tax and charitable gift planning. Jill also assists fiduciaries, such as executors and trustees, on matters involving estate and trust administration.

Jill is a Certified Public Accountant and is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law, North Carolina State Bar. 

 

Jill has served on the board of directors of the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. She has also served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Visitors at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and as Secretary for the Board of Trustees of the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.

Education

Wake Forest University School of Law 

JD, magna cum laude,2002

Order of the Coif

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

BS, summa cum laude, 1999 

Admissions

North Carolina

North Carolina State and Federal Courts

Achievements & Superlatives

Certified Public Accountant

Board Certified Specialist, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law

Recognized by Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) 

"Leader in the Field” in North Carolina for Private Wealth Law (2018)

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) 

Fellow

Wilmington's Best Lawyers 

Trusts and Estates Law Lawyer of the Year (2016, 2018)

The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.)

Trusts and Estates (2015-2019)

North Carolina Super Lawyers

Rising Stars Edition (2009-2017)

Estate and Probate (2018, 2019)

Business North Carolina's Legal Elite

Tax and Estate Planning (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)

Rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships

North Carolina Bar Association

Board of Governors, Past Member

Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Past Council Member

Estate Administration Manual Committee, Past Chair

Technology Committee, Past Chair

·North Carolina State Bar, Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization Committee, Past Member

·New Hanover County Estate Planning Council, Past President

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