Founded in 1982, Culp Elliott & Carpenter is a dynamic law firm with a focus on entrepreneurs, growth-oriented businesses, and high net worth individuals. The foundation of our success is our sophisticated tax and family estate planning practices. Over the past three decades, our firm has grown to become one of the most highly respected tax law firms based in the Southeast. We have a culture of staying abreast of ever changing tax laws and diligently representing clients so they pay the least amount of taxes legally possible. We are recognized by clients for our ability to creatively identify innovative and effective solutions to complex tax, legal and financial problems. We feel that our passion, experience and expertise in these areas are unmatched.

Our Work
Clients turn to CEC when they face their most challenging issues. We have built our reputation on providing innovative, efficient, effective and responsive legal counsel through an integrated platform. This translates into creative, high-quality services delivered at a fair and reasonable cost.

Our Team
In order to provide our clients with solutions to their toughest problems, we invite only the most qualified and creative professionals to join our firm. We have a multi-disciplinary practice of attorneys, certified public accountants and tax consultants, which provides us with a broad and deep pool of tax, legal, financial and accounting talent. Our lawyers have received professional recognition for their accomplishments, some of which include North Carolina Super Lawyers, Business North Carolina Legal Elite, The Best Lawyers in America and Worth Magazine Top 100 Attorneys in America. We are active in the professional community as authors and speakers on a variety of topics and regularly receive national recognition for our expertise.

Our Business Model
Our clients benefit from the fact that our attorneys, certified public accountants, and tax consultants operate from a single office. State of the art technology allows us to operate effectively on a national basis. Our one-office model aids collaboration, communication and efficiency – all of which contribute to the delivery of excellent integrated services. The low overhead of our one-office model allows us to provide services more cost-effectively than larger law firms employing a multi-office, high overhead business model.

Our Goal
Our goal is to provide you with cost-effective integrated services at the highest level. Regardless of you or your organization’s needs and challenges, our firm stands ready to assist you by providing innovative, efficient, effective and responsive services. We invite you to contact us to discuss how you or your organization can benefit from the integrated services offered by CEC.

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  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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