Susan K. Hill

Tax and Estate Planning
Estate Administration and Probate
Business and Tax Planning

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 business succession planning.

Susan focuses her practice on tax and estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and healthcare planning, as well as estate administration and probate matters. She also assists with entity formation, acquisition, mergers, and general advising of business entities as well as real estate transactions and development.

Susan was born in Rochester, New York in 1972. She previously owned a solo practice in Berlin, Maryland, and practiced with Webb, Burnett, Cornbrooks, in Salisbury, Maryland. Formerly, Susan owned the real estate brokerage Main Street Real Estate Company, LLC in Berlin, Maryland, was a Law Clerk at Pepperdine University Center for Estate and Gift Planning, and taught English in the University of Maryland system. Susan has been an associate in the firm since 2014. She is married and has two children.


  • Loyola Law School – Los Angeles (LL.M. with Honors and Highest Distinction, 2012)
  • Pepperdine University School of Law – Malibu (J.D. cum laude, 2005)
  • Salisbury University (M.A. 1998)
  • Nazareth College of Rochester (B.A. cum laude, 1996)

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2014
  • Maryland State Bar, 2005

Honors and Distinctions

  • Pepperdine University School of Law –
  • Law Review: Note and Comment Editor 2004-05, Member 2003-04;
  • Vincent S. Dalsimer Moot Court Competition: Semi-Finalist 2005;
  • Sorenson Award for Best Student Note or Comment, 2004;
  • Dean’s Scholarship, 2002-05;
  • Honor Board: Member 2002-05

Professional and Personal Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • New Hanover County Bar Association, Member
  • New Hanover County Estate Planning Council, Member
  • NCAWA, Coastal Women Attorneys Chapter, Member
  • Girl Scouts of North Carolina, Coastal Pines Council, Member
  • Girl Scout Troop 1925, Co-Leader and cookie coordinator