Caitlin Horne is a member of Moore & Van Allen’s Wealth Transfer group. She is North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in estate planning and probate law and holds an advanced degree in Taxation with a Certificate in Estate Planning from Georgetown University Law Center. Caitlin’s practice is focused on providing high-net-worth individuals and multigenerational families with sophisticated estate, tax, and business planning.

Overview

A member of both the North Carolina and South Carolina bars, Caitlin works to implement planning that achieves the client’s personal and financial objectives. Caitlin regularly counsels clients on complex family matters and acts as a trusted advisor to her clients. Her practice includes the preparation of lifetime and testamentary documents necessary to accomplish efficient transfer tax planning, wealth preservation, business succession planning, and other matters that are important to the client. 

Caitlin works regularly with fiduciaries, advising them on the proper administration of trusts and estates and has significant experience in non-tax controversies representing fiduciaries in contested matters including will contests, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and family settlement agreements. Additionally, Caitlin regularly assists fiduciaries with tax controversy matters, including the representation of clients under audit by the Internal Revenue Service for gift and estate tax matters.

Caitlin assists clients with their philanthropic goals by establishing a charitable giving program through the use of donor advised funds and other charitable entities. Her practice includes the preparation of charitable trusts and non-profit corporations, preparing applications for tax-exempt status and advising clients with respect to the unique compliance issues that arise when dealing with 501(c)(3) organizations.

Notable

Notable

  • Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates "Ones to Watch," 2021
  • Fellow, ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section Fellows Program, 2019-2021

  • North Carolina Bar Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Eugene C. Griffith, Jr., South Carolina Circuit Court

  • Vice Chair, Estate Planning and Administration for Business Owners Committee of the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Section

  • Chair of Moore & Van Allen’s Young Professionals Committee

  • Council Member, North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section, 2019-2022
  • Board Member, InReach, 2020-2023
  • Cabinet of Professional Advisors Member, Foundation For The Carolinas, 2021-2024
  • Co-chair, CLE Committee of the NCBA Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section, 2017-2020

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Blogs and Resources

Alerts

Affiliations

Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section; Tax Section
  • American Bar Association: Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; Taxation Section
  • Charlotte Estate Planning Council
  • Co-Chair, CLE Committee of the NCBA Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section
  • Vice Chair, Estate Planning and Administration for Business Owners Committee of the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Section
  • North Carolina Bar Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • Selected as a Fellow for the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section Fellows Program, 2019-2021

Publications

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Home Repair – A Handy Lawyer’s Guide to Fixing a Damaged QPRT,” Probate & Property, January/February 2019
  • Co-Author, “Grantor Trust Income Tax Reporting Requirements – A Primer,” Probate & Property, January/February 2016

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • “Tax Planning for Closely-Held Business Interests Before a Liquidity Event”, ABA Virtual 2020 Fall Tax Meeting, September 2020
  • “Tax Planning for Closely-Held Business Interests Before a Liquidity Event," ABA 32nd Annual RPTE National CLE Conference, The Virtual Experience 2020, May 2020
  • “Cabins and Compounds -- Boats and Biplanes: Planning for Vacation and Recreation Assets,” ABA Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section Spring Symposia, Orlando, FL, May 2018
  • “Choice of Entity in Light of 2017 Tax Law Changes,” ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Webinar, March 2018
  • "Defining the Estates: the Crux of the Matter," Sterling Education Services, Charlotte, NC, February 2015
  • “Key Provisions in Wills and Revocable Trusts II,” ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Webinar, March 2014

Education

B.S., University of South Carolina, 2007, cum laude

J.D., University of South Carolina, 2010, Production Editor, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2012, Taxation

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2013
  • South Carolina, 2010
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