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Susan k. HillSusan K. Hill

Susan holds a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.), which allows her to assist clients with complex estate and business matters, such as IRA trusts and other specialty trusts, and business succession planning, as well has handling more routine estate and business issues. Her expertise helps Susan know what questions to ask and what areas of your estate or business may need special planning, even when you may not know it yourself.

AREAS OF PRACTICE: Tax and estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and healthcare planning documents; estate administration and probate; business and tax planning and general advising; contracts; and residential and commercial real estate and land use planning.

PROFESSIONAL: Associate Attorney at Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP, 2014 to present; Owner, Law Office of Susan K. Hill in Berlin, Maryland, 2008-2014; Broker, Main Street Real Estate Company, LLC in Berlin, Maryland, 2007-2013; Associate Attorney at Webb, Burnett, Cornbrooks, et al. in Salisbury, Maryland, 2005-2008; Law Clerk at Pepperdine University Center for Estate and Gift Planning, 2003-2004; Former English Instructor in the University of Maryland system, 1998-2002; North Carolina State Bar; Maryland State Bar.

COMMUNITY: Member, Coastal Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA); Co-leader of Girl Scout Troop 1925; Coastal Pines Council, Member; New Hanover County Estate Planning Council.

Born Rochester, New York, July 21, 1972; admitted to North Carolina State Bar, 2014; admitted to Maryland State Bar, 2005.

EDUCATION: Nazareth College of Rochester—Rochester, New York (B.A. Cum Laude 1996); Salisbury University -- Salisbury, Maryland (M.A. 1998); Pepperdine University School of Law — Malibu, California (J.D. Cum Laude 2005); Loyola Law School—Los Angeles, California (LL.M. With Honors and Highest Distinction 2012). Honors and activities at Pepperdine University School of Law: Semi-Finalist, Vincent S. Dalsimer Moot Court Competition, 2005; Law Review—Note and Comment Editor, 2004-2005; Member, 2003-2004; Sorenson Award for Best Student Note or Comment, 2004; Dean’s Scholarship, 2002-2005; Member, Honor Board, 2002-2005.

PUBLICATIONS: Leaping Before We Look?: Repeal of the State Estate Tax Credit and the Consequences for States, Americans, and the Federal Government, 32 Pepp. L. Rev. 151 (2004).