Debra L. Foster, P.A.

Debra L. Foster, P.A.

Compassionate lawyer offering comprehensive estate planning services for more than 30 years

Firm Overview

Debra L. Foster, P.A. in Charlotte, North Carolina, represents clients in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina, focusing on matters of estate planning, estate administration, and trusts and probate. Debra L. Foster has more than 30 years of experience advising clients and assisting them in the development of effective estate planning strategies. Debra L. Foster, a former partner with one of North Carolina's largest law firms, offers expertise typically found in a large law firm combined with the personalized attention and atmosphere of a smaller firm.

Accomplished - Debra L. Foster is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, a former Chair of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, and a former Chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar. She has been recognized as one of Business North Carolina's Legal Elite (2002-2013), as a North Carolina SuperLawyer (2005-2013), where she consistently ranks among the top 50 female attorneys in any field of law in North Carolina, and as one of the Best Lawyers in America (2007-2013).

Compassionate - She has compassion for every client and recognizes the need to understand each client's individual situation and concerns. Debra L. Foster supports you through the entire estate planning process.

Experienced - She has more than 30 years of experience helping clients secure the future. She effectively addresses your legal needs by applying her knowledge and experience to ensure that you attain your estate planning goals.

Dedicated law firm focused on matters of estate planning, trust and probate law
Debra L. Foster, P.A. assists clients in the following practice areas:

Estate planning -- Debra L. Foster assists clients in planning for the future for themselves and their families. Her estate planning practice includes the resolution of various gift and estate tax issues, wills and trusts drafting, charitable and special needs planning,and issues pertaining to the selection of a Trustee and an Executor.

Estate administration - She helps clients in matters of estate administration, including transferring assets and paying taxes and debts.

Trust and estates - In her trusts and estates practice, she establishes trusts of various types and ranges of complexity and guides Executors, Trustees, and beneficiaries through the complex estate administration process.
Main Office
Main Office
200 Providence Road, Suite 206
Charlotte  NC  28207
Phone
  • 704-375-0600
Fax
  • 704-375-0669
Websites
Estate Planning
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Debra L. Foster, P.A. in Charlotte, North Carolina, can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:

-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Guardianships
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Securing your legacy:
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. Debra L. Foster thoroughly analyzes your estate planning needs and works with you to determine the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes, and otherwise protecting your loved ones.

Debra L. Foster

Debra L. Foster, a shareholder in Debra L. Foster, PA., is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and
Estate Counsel. She focuses her practice on estate planning, estate administration and tax-exempt organizations
matters. Debra is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law,
and for seven years she served on the North Carolina State Bar committee charged with the certification of
qualified attorneys in this area of practice. In 2009 through 2010, Debra chaired the North Carolina State Bar
Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization Committee. Debra is a past Chair of the Estate Planning and
Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, having served as its Vice-Chair, its Secretary and
as the Chair of the Section's Continuing Legal Education Committee for two years. She now serves on the
Section's Ethics Committee. Debra recently completed her service on the Board of Governors of the North
Carolina Bar Association. Shortly thereafter, she co-chaired the North Carolina Bar Association's 4-A11 Task
Force, charged with the provision of free legal advice to disadvantaged citizens throughout North Carolina. In
2011, Debra became an originator and a co-chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's new, comprehensive
pro bono legal services endeavor, Call 4 All, through which North Carolina attorneys offer free counsel to those
in need. In 2012, Debra-commenced her service on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of North Carolina, the
principal provider of legal services to those in financial need throughout North Carolina. Debra is a member of
the Charlotte Estate Planning Council and has lectured and continues to lecture extensively on matters pertaining
to estate planning and charitable giving.

Debra was selected as one of Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in 2002 and has been so honored in each
subsequent year, including 2013. North Carolina Superlawyer recognized Debra in 2005 (the magazine's
inaugural year) and in each year thereafter, including 2013, as a top estate planner in North Carolina and as one
of the top 50 female attorneys throughout North Carolina in any area of practice and, in 2005, 2008, 2009, and
2010 as one of the top 100 lawyers in North Carolina in any area of practice. The Best Lawyers in America in
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 designated Debra as a top trusts and estates attorney in the United
States and in 2012 it selected Debra L. Foster, PA. as one of the nation's top estate planning firms. Charlotte
Magazine in 2011, 2012, and 2013 named Debra as a top Wealth advisor in the Charlotte region. Debra has also been
recognized for her estate planning and philanthropic endeavors by the American Red Cross, which presented her
with its Codicil Award in 2001.
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