Special Counsel
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Wake Forest University

J. Stanley Atwell Printer-Friendly

Stan Atwell serves as special counsel to Carruthers & Roth and is a former director and shareholder. Stan brings a unique blend of skills to his practice. He not only is an attorney, but also is a Certified Public Accountant and a certified specialist in estate planning and probate law.

Stan focuses on closely held businesses, limited liability companies and partnerships, as well as estate and tax planning for high net worth individuals and their families. He also is a frequent lecturer and sought-after resource on estates, tax law and asset protection strategies.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1984

Representative Cases

  • Assisted physician in establishing life insurance trust to protect assets from claims of creditors and to prevent includability of life insurance in physician’s estate for estate tax purposes.
  • Assisted in the formation of limited partnerships designed to preserve (a) capital gains treatment upon sale of subdivided real estate, (b) avoid creditor’s claims against real estate contributed to the partnership and, (c) permit gifting of partnership interests to family members without causing a loss of control of the partnership operations.
  • Resolution of estate dispute involving multi-million dollar family business interest and split-up of same.

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Former Chair of Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Greensboro Estate Planning Council, Former President
  • American Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Former Chair of Continuing Professional Education Committee
  • Wake Forest Law Review Editorial Board
  • Wake Forest University Moot Court Board

Awards and Recognitions

Community Service

  • Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, Board of Directors
  • Crescent Rotary and Crescent Rotary Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, Former Elder and Finance Committee Chair
Disclaimer: The specific cases and matters mentioned on this website are illustrative of the matters handled by Carruthers & Roth, P.A. The results of any case or matter depend on a variety of factors unique to each case. Not all cases or matters handled by Carruthers & Roth, P.A. are summarized on this website. The results of prior cases or matters do not guarantee that a similar outcome can be achieved in any future case.