John H. Griffing

Admitted to bar, 1988, North Carolina; 1989, U.S. Tax Court; 1993, South Carolina.


North Carolina - 1988
U.S. Tax Court - 1989
South Carolina - 1993


University of North Carolina (B.S., 1984); Wake Forest University (J.D., cum laude, 1987); Babcock Graduate School of Management (M.B.A., with distinction, 1988). Certified Public Accountant, North Carolina, 1989. Certified Management Accountant, North Carolina, 1992. Certified Financial Analyst, 1992

Professional Affiliations

Gaston County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association and American Bar Association (Member:, Section of Taxation); North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (Foothills Chapter: President, 1990; Director, 1991-1994); American Institute of Certified Public Accounts; National Association of Accountants; Association for Investment Management and Research; Financial Analysis Federation; Graduate Facility of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Board Certified Specialists in Estate Planning and Probate Law, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization


Breaking up is Hard to Do: A Tax Guide to Changing Partners and LLC Members”, 15 Tax Management Real Estate Journal 291 (October 6, 1999);

“The Living Trust vs. Probate: Which is Right For You” NCACPA Interim Report, September 1991;

“Debtor Tax Issues in Foreclosure,” American Bar Association, Annual Meeting, 1992 (San Antonio, TX);

“Estate Planning for the New Medicaid Rules”, Gaston County Bar, 1994;

“Tax and Estate Planning with Family Limited Partnerships”, NCACPA Foothills Chapter, October, 1996;

“Discontinuation, Termination and Continuation of Partnerships and Partnership Interests”, Sixteen Annual J. Nelson Young Tax Institute, 1997;

“Tax Issues in Exit Strategies for the Family Partnership or Limited Liability Company”, 38 Tax Management Memorandum 275 (1997);

“Partnerships: Dinosaur or Dynamo”, American Association of Attorney-CPA’s Annual Meeting )1998).

Co-Author; “Owning Assets in Trust Results in Tax and Non-Tax Benefits”, Estate Planning, September/October 1992;

“Bankruptcy and Taxes”, J. Nelson Young Tax Institute, 1994;

“Using Trusts to Meet the Needs of Your Elderly Clients”, NORTH CAROLINA ELDER LAW: TAKING CONTROL OF THE PLANNING PROCESS, National Business Institute, 1994;

“Bankruptcy and Taxes”, 10 Tax Management Real Estate Law Journal (October 5, 19994);

“Using Bankruptcy to Remove Tax Liabilities Successfully”, Mecklenburg County Bar Continuing Education (October 28, 1994);

“Crossing the Mine Field: Managing the Bankruptcy Case with Tax Liabilities”, N.C. Bar Foundation 17th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, 1994;

“Help is Available for the Insolvent Taxpayer”, South Carolina Lawyer, (March/April, 1995);

Technical Reviewer, STRUCTURING AGREEMENTS FOR TAX SAVINGS, AICPA Continuing Professional Education Course Book, 1994;

“Business is Terrible: How Can We Keep What We Have?”, 10th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Tax Section Workshops, (May 29, 2011);

“Health Care Choices for the Disabled are Clouded by Complexity,” October, 2010 Estate Planning Journal (© 2010 Thomson Reuters/RIA);

“Three Key Things I Learned When I Helped a Disabled Friend With Health Care Choices,” Gray Matters (January 2011) (Elder Law Section of NC Bar Newsletter);

“Three Key Things I Learned When I Helped a Disabled Friend With Health Care Choices,” The Will & The Way (September 2010) (Estate Planning Section of NC Bar Newsletter);