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  • B.S., North Carolina State University, 2004, summa cum laude; Park Scholar; Centennial Scholar
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008, with Honors; Davis Society Member; Notes Editor, North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology
  • North Carolina, 2008
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Matthew R. Kain

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Matt Kain represents closely-held business owners and other high net-worth individuals and families in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and tax planning.  He assists clients with the development, implementation, and administration of sophisticated wealth transfer techniques that minimize estate, gift, generation-skipping, and/or income taxes, including irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, dynasty trusts, sales/gifts to grantor trusts, family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and charitable trusts. 

Kain also provides advice and counsel to clients involved in specialized situations such as judicial and non-judicial modifications of irrevocable trusts, irrevocable trust “decantings,” tailored estate planning for non-U.S. citizens and non-resident aliens, insurance planning, charitable planning, premarital planning, and special needs beneficiaries.

Additionally, Kain has extensive experience representing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in all aspects of formation, administration, and management.  He advises public charities, private foundations, and other tax-exempt organizations on choice and creation of appropriate charitable entity, application for tax-exempt status, and ongoing governance and compliance matters.

Representative Client Services:

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Tax and Wealth Transfer Planning
  • Closely-Held Business Operation and Succession Planning
  • Non-Judicial Trust Modifications and Trust “Decantings”
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Insurance Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Tax-Exempt, Nonprofit Organizations

Kain is the chair of Moore & Van Allen’s Young Professionals Committee and is active in the firm’s mentoring and recruiting programs, serving as a mentor for junior associates and summer clerks.  He and his wife, Sarah, have twin daughters and are active members at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte.

Speaking Engagements

Legal Structure:  Tax-Exempt, Non-Profit Organizations,” Queen City Forward
Legal Seminar, Charlotte, NC (May 13, 2015)

Of Note

  • Member, Legislative Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section

  • Co-Author, “Recent Developments,” The Will & The Way, NCBA Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, March 2011

  • Included in Business North Carolina's 2017 Legal Elite, Young Guns list

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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association:  Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section; Taxation Section

  • Mecklenburg County Bar:  Estate Planning & Probate Section; Young Lawyers Section

  • Charlotte Estate Planning Council

  • American Bar Association:  Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section