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On November 23, 2018, the IRS released proposed regulations providing that for gifts made prior to January 1, 2026 (the date in which the new Tax Act will sunset), the current basic exclusion amount will [...]
United States Tax Court Issues Opinion in Estate of Turner V. Commissioner Reducing Marital Deduction for Federal and State Estate Taxes
Following a petition to resolve an ongoing controversy regarding the computation of the marital deduction under Code Section 2056, on November 20, 2018 the United States tax court issued an opinion in Estate of Turner [...]
IRS Announces Increased 2019 Contribution Limits to Retirement Plans and Expected Group and Individual Retirement Plan Guidance in 2019
Increased Contribution Limits to IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, most 457 plans and the Federal Government's Thrift Savings Plan The IRS has announced that the annual contribution limits for employees participating in 401(k) plans, [...]
The Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association has published the inaugural edition of the North Carolina Fiduciary Litigation Manual. The Manual includes twenty-one chapters designed to assist legal [...]
I engaged Jim Hickmon after a major investment firm froze all of my father’s assets, and subsequently the assets that I had with the firm as well. At 100 years of age my father had finally begun to succumb to a number of health issues. With diminished capacity as well as significant memory issues, he was declared incompetent. It was a very tough time for the family as you can imagine. My father had a revocable trust in place, and had removed the major investment firm as successor trustee the year before. The investment firm chose to ignore the provisions of the trust, and was not only cavalier about their actions but became virtually non-responsive. Jim engaged directly with the firm’s General Counsel and very appropriately got straight to the matter. Jim also engaged other members of his firm to assist, Christian Perrin specifically, and together they provided our family with excellent counsel and resolved all matters. The investment firm made things very complicated, but Hickmon & Perrin resolved matters within 45 days. Jim’s approach was measured and extremely professional. His firm operates as a team, and we felt extremely well represented. Another member of the family is now likely to use their services for estate planning as well. I highly recommend Jim and the firm.
Just a couple of lines to express our thanks for the recent services that you and your associates at Hickmon and Perrin rendered in putting rigor and order onto our family’s financial affairs. At all times your service for us was well organized and rendered in an excellent, courteous manner. Communications were always clear and concise, and above all, comprehensible to persons such as both myself and my wife. Both of us have very limited knowledge as to the legal requirements, but both of us were aware of their importance in the preparations and documentation of a family’s estate planning. Please accept our many thanks. For the future, we would not hesitate to return to you should any further advice or aid become required, and please be aware that we would not hesitate to recommend the services of your company to others.
Numerous attorneys said that Mr. Hickmon was the only person they would recommend for my complex multi-state legal issue. That speaks volumes about his professional reputation! He was thorough, thoughtful, and intelligent. Each step of my case had its own unique difficulty & Mr. Hickmon always knew exactly what to do. Based upon my work with other attorneys, I can attest that his vast legal knowledge, professionalism, and relatability are a rare combination so my resources were well spent.
We entrusted Christian with an important fiduciary matter. Our situation was complicated with lots of moving parts, difficult personalities, and a variety of legal issues. Christian got a great result for me. But more importantly what set him apart was the way that he handled the case. He was calm, thoughtful, and courteous to everyone. I recommend him highly.
We had an excellent experience with Christian every step of the way. He spent a great deal of time answering our questions and was very thorough with his responses. Christian readily offered information on all the different aspects to consider when making decisions about a will and power of attorneys. I completely trust his guidance and highly recommend him as an attorney.
My family and I called on Jim Hickmon 5 years ago to assist us in entering into a Guardianship for our brother, who was deemed medically and legally an Incompetent. Jim’s knowledge of the state Guardianship laws, coupled with his excellent preparation of the case, took us through Mediation and final Court hearing with all considerations to the best interests of our brother. Jim continues to assist our family with legal advice and actions needed in light of the controversial events still taking place. My family and I highly recommend Jim for legal assistance with Guardianship proceedings.
I feel very honored and lucky to have met Christian. He came highly recommended by another law firm who thought Christian would better serve me and my partner’s needs. I have recommended Christian to many of my colleagues.
Christian took the time to sit down with me and my wife to understand not only our current needs but our needs for the future as well. This allowed us to create a structure that was flexible and will adapt to our needs as they change over time.
Jim has been instrumental in our guardianship case that span across multiple states and clerk of the court filings. Highly recommend Jim!
Jim is extremely thorough, diligent, knowledgeable and very responsive. He returns calls and emails and never leaves you hanging. He stands up for his client even under difficult circumstances. He does his research and comes prepared to meetings, mediation or court. I highly recommend Jim to handle your legal needs. His staff is professional and thorough. I am a fan of Jim and the firm. If you want honest, fair and someone that fights for you, Jim is the lawyer you need.
In today’s tech driven world, it’s refreshing to work with professionals like Hickmon & Perrin PC, who understand that technology is a tool while the human interface is most important. Death is not the most popular topic to discuss, especially when it’s yours, so having Christian Perrin and the team really understanding us as a couple and caring to ensure all our wishes would become reality was comforting. The process to plan our estate was such a great experience that we have referred many friends and family to him and will continue to do so.
I had never hired a lawyer and it was an extremely difficult time for our family. I could not have chosen better. Jim and his entire staff are kind, caring, and thoroughly knowledgeable on what can be done. I always felt my case was important to them and that they were doing their best for me at all times. Jim prepares for all outcomes no matter how remote. He’s a fighter but also an excellent listener, hearing what you say as well as what you’re not saying. Jim will always tell you the truth!
Disclaimer: The testimonials included in this website relate to specific experiences and/or regard specific factual and legal circumstances unique to each client’s matter. Hickmon & Perrin, P.C. makes no express or implied representation that the same results will be obtained for other clients involved in similar matters.