Erica R. Messimer

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Erica Messimer practices in the areas of estate and tax planning (including charitable planning for families and individuals and succession planning for family and closely-held businesses), tax-exempt/nonprofit organizations and fiduciary administration.

Erica primarily represents individuals and families in comprehensive charitable and wealth planning strategies and charitable organizations in formation and compliance matters.


  • State Enacts Tax Simplification and Reduction Act; How Will it Impact Business Growth?, Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, December 2013
  • The Decline of Linguistic Plurality: Bottom-up Solutions to Protect Languages in the United States, 15.1 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just 259, 2008


  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2009
    • Editor-in-Chief, Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice
    • Randall P. Bezanson Diversity Award
  • B.A. (Dual), Asian Studies and Political Science, Furman University, cum laude, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Probate Section