Jim Hickmon and Christian Perrin have both been elected to Business North Carolina Magazine’s 2013 “Legal Elite” in the field of Tax & Estate Planning by their fellow members of the NC State Bar.

For the 12th consecutive year Business North Carolina Magazine has compiled the list of North Carolina’s top lawyers in 14 business-related practice areas.  The selection process began with ballots directing more than 20,000 active members of the NC State Bar to nominate the lawyers that they consider the best in their respective field.  Lawyers were not allowed to vote for themselves and could pick an associate or partner from their own firm only if they also chose someone from outside the firm in the same category.  More weight was given to votes for attorneys outside of the voting attorney’s firm.

735 of North Carolina’s licensed attorneys were elected to 2013’s Legal Elite.  Of those, 55 attorneys comprised this year’s list of top Tax & Estate Planning practitioners, 14 of whom practice in Charlotte.