Seven McGuireWoods lawyers have been selected for inclusion on Business North Carolina’s
2019 Legal Elite
list, including Lawyer of the Year honors for Hal Kitchin and Jean Gordon
Carter in their respective categories of antitrust and tax/estate planning.
The recognition is significant because winners are chosen by a statewide
vote of North Carolina lawyers conducted annually by the state’s largest
business magazine. The honorees include lawyers from all three of
McGuireWoods’ North Carolina offices.
Kitchin, a Wilmington partner, focuses on business, commercial and real
estate litigation, as well as regulatory matters. He represents plaintiffs
and defendants in business litigation and disputes, and in antitrust, land
use permitting, eminent domain, construction and breach of contract cases.
Carter, a partner based in Raleigh, co-chairs the firm’s nationally
recognized private wealth services group and focuses her practice on estate
planning and administration, tax-exempt organizations and tax, including
North Carolina tax matters. The National Law Journal honored her
as a Trusts and Estates Trailblazer.
Top vote getters in each of 16 categories are designated Lawyer of the Year
for that category and earn enshrinement in the Business North Carolina Legal Elite Hall of Fame.
McGuireWoods’ North Carolina Legal Elite honorees are:
Hal Kitchin, Antitrust (Lawyer of the Year) and Litigation
Since 2002, Business North Carolina has published a list of the
state's top lawyers in business-related categories. Members of the North
Carolina State Bar select the Legal Elite lawyers.