Neill McBryde brings to his clients vast tax planning, estate planning, and estate administration experience. He is a leader in the firm’s closely held business, tax planning, estate planning, wealth management, and trusts and estates groups.


Neill's primary areas of emphasis in his practice include providing:

  • Tax and business planning advice for closely-held businesses
  • Tax, estate planning, and insurance planning for owners of closely-held businesses and high net worth individuals
  • Advice and counsel in connection with mergers and acquisitions involving stock, corporate assets, real estate and other assets
  • Specialized services in the wealth transfer, estate planning and estate administration areas
  • Charitable planning for individuals and non-profit representation
  • Tax controversies

Neill has lectured nationally and written extensively in areas relating to closely held businesses, tax planning, tax controversies, insurance planning, and estate planning and administration.



  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 1983-2022; Litigation & Controversy - Tax, 1983-2022; Tax Law 1983-2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year," 2011
  • Chambers Partners USA Nationwide (Eastern Region) - Wealth Management, 2008-2017
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Estate Planning & Probate, 2006-2021
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2013
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Estate Planning, 2006-2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell, North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer, 2019
  • Town & Country magazine, Best 45 Estate Planning Lawyers in the U.S., August 1998
  • Who's Who in American Law, World
  • Past President and Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate
  • Past President and Trustee, Advisory Board, Southern Federal Tax Institute
  • Trustee, J. Nelson Young Tax Institute
  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Member, The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law


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A.B., Davidson College, 1966, cum laude; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1969, with high honors; Morehead Fellow in Law; Order of Coif; Editor-in-Chief, North Carolina Law Review


  • North Carolina, 1969
  • Georgia, 1972
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Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 1983-2022; Litigation & Controversy - Tax, 1983-2022; Tax Law 1983-2022

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