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

Erica R. Messimer


Phone: (704) 945-3082
Fax:       (704) 927-9270


Erica 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.

Erica is also experienced in the areas of partnership creation and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state tax controversy matters and federal and state incentive programs.

Previous Experience

K&L Gates LLP (Tax and Private Clients), Charlotte, North Carolina
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP (Tax and Trusts & Estates), Charlotte, North Carolina


Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2009

  • Editor-in-Chief, Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Randall P. Bezanson Diversity Award

Furman University, Dual B.A. in Asian Studies and Political Science, cum laude, 2003


Bar of North Carolina
Bar of South Carolina
United States Tax Court

Professional Associations

North Carolina Bar Association

  • Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
  • Tax Section

South Carolina Bar

  • Probate Section
  • Tax Section

Mecklenburg County Bar


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.