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Johnston Allison & Hord Attorneys
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Johnston, Allison & Hord
1065 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
704.332.1181    Fax: 704.376.1628
S. Kyle Agee PARTNER
Tel: 704-998-2255 | Fax: 704-376-1628
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  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Taxation
  • Corporate
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Motorsports
  • Nonprofit Entities & Tax-Exempt Organizations


  • University of Florida, LL.M in Taxation, 2008
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • The Citadel, B.S., Mathematics, 1996


  • North Carolina, 2009
  • South Carolina, 2007

Representative Transactions

  • Advise individual clients on income and estate planning matters to develop strategies to help manage income and transfer taxes, efficiently plan for the protection or preservation of assets, and facilitate the transfer of assets among family members, charities or other entities.
  • Assist executors, trustees, beneficiaries and creditors on all aspects of the estate or trust administration process.
  • Advise business clients on a variety of transactions including the purchase and sale of businesses, operating agreements, shareholder agreements and business succession planning.

Honors and Awards 

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers - Rising Star - Estate Planning and Probate (2015-2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • George E. Reves Award for outstanding achievement in Mathematics, The Citadel
  • David Means Law Scholarship, University of South Carolina
  • Lieutenant, United States Navy, Nuclear Submarines (1996-2004)
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal (3)

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Impact of Tax Reform on Choice of Entity Determination and Considerations for Restructuring Existing Business Entity Classifications," NCBA 39th Annual Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Conference, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, July 2018
  • Author, “Choice of Entity Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” The Will and the Way, May 2018
  • Co-Speaker, “Banking and the North Carolina Power of Attorney Act,” NCBA Power of Attorney: 2018 NC Uniform Power of Attorney Act, Cary, North Carolina, November 2017
  • Author, “ North Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act Provisions Applicable to Third Persons,“ The Will and the Way, October 2017
  • "North Carolina Uniform Trust Code," Speaker at the 2013 Estate Planning & Probate Law Survey Course presented by the North Carolina Bar Association, September 2013
  • "Multistate Issues for Estate Planners in the Carolinas," Joint speaker with Janice Davies at the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section, Kiawah Island, South Carolina 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • York County Bar Association
  • Member, Legislative Committee, North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section (2009 - present)
  • Charlotte Estate Planning Council

Community Involvement

  • The Citadel’s School of Humanities & Social Sciences Advisory Board (2018 -present)
  • Richburg Volunteer Fire Department

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