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Matthew C. Hansen

Matthew C. Hansen

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Corporate and Transactional Law, Trusts & Estates, Private Wealth

Matt focuses his practice on advising business owners and entities in transactions and general corporate matters. He also assists clients with estate and gift tax planning, estate administration, family business succession planning and charitable giving.

Matt began his career at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of a large regional law firm representing high net wealth individuals and families with regards to estate and gift tax planning, family business succession and estate administration. Prior to attending law school and beginning his practice, Matt worked in Raleigh, North Carolina as a marketing professional.

Areas of Practice

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Formation and Financing
  • General Business and Corporate Governance
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Wealth Transfer Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Closely Held and Family Business Succession Planning

Comprehensive Corporate and Transactional Representation

Matt represents businesses in all stages of their lifecycle, including:

  • Entity Formation
  • Operating Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Internal Buyouts
  • Business Succession Plans
  • Private Equity Acquisitions

Matt’s experience also includes advising private clients in all stages of wealth management planning, including:

  • Preparation of Core Estate Planning Documents, including Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Drafting of Revocable Trusts
  • Creation and Funding of Irrevocable Trusts
  • Development of Strategies for Mitigating Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Implementation of Sophisticated Wealth Transfer Strategies
  • Charitable Planning
  • Federal Gift and Estate Tax Planning


Washington and Lee University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor 2021
  • R.L. Malone Honor Scholarship Recipient 2018-2021
  • Lead Articles Editor, Journal for Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Kirgis Fellow

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics, 2016
  • Member of Alpha Sigma of Chi Psi

Community Leadership and Involvement

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association (Member)
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