1300 Baxter Street Suite 300 | Charlotte, NC 28204 | 704.332.8000

Russell M. (Rusty) Reed


Phone: (704) 927-9253
Fax:       (704) 927-9260



Rusty practices in the areas of estate and tax planning, family and closely-held businesses and succession planning, charitable planning for individuals and tax-exempt/nonprofit organizations, and fiduciary administration. His practice focuses primarily on the representation of individuals and families in practical but comprehensive wealth planning strategies and of charitable organizations such as private foundations, community foundations and supporting organizations in governance, compliance and related planning matters.



Previous Experience

K&L Gates LLP (formerly Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, L.L.P.), Charlotte, North Carolina
Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, L.L.P., Charlotte, North Carolina
Wachovia Bank, Wealth Management (Business Planning), Charlotte, North Carolina
McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte, North Carolina
Arthur Andersen (Tax/Family Wealth Planning), Charlotte, North Carolina


Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1995
University of Mississippi, B. Accountancy cum laude, 1991

Bar Admissions

North Carolina

Professional Associations

North Carolina Bar Association
• Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Member and Past Chair of CLE Committee
Mecklenburg County Bar
• Estate Planning Section, Past Chair

Civic Affiliations

Charlotte Estate Planning Council


Business North Carolina – Legal Elite®, Tax/Estate Planning, 2013 – 2014


“H.R. 4: The Pension Protection Act of 2006: The Rental Car Agreement of Charitable Reform,” The Will & The Way (NC Bar Association, 2006)
“What We Should Have Learned in Church and Other Valuation Cases,” Business Entities, March-April 2000