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Mark J. Hale Jr.

Mark J. Hale Jr.

Mark J. Hale Jr.

Location:
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Phone:
919-585-4114
Fax:
919-736-3297
Email:

Mark graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 2004. He received his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law in 2008. Following law school, Mark spent a year in Miami, Florida, where he earned his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law.

Mark was born in Goldsboro and grew up in Kinston. He concentrates his practice in estate planning & probate, wills & trusts, guardianships, elder law, corporate and business matters, and taxation.

Mark is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Elder Law
  • Business & Commercial
  • Taxation
  • Estate Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialist, North Carolina State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2008

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • LL.M. - 2009
    • Major: Taxation
  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2008
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Major: Chemistry

Published Works

  • Editor, The Will & The Way Newsletter

Classes/Seminars

  • Wayne Community College, presentation to local civic organization, “Wills and Estate Planning,” Speaker (2018)
  • Wayne UNC Health Care, LiveWell Event: “A Gift to Share – An Advance Directive Workshop,” Speaker (2017)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 38th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program, “Insolvent Estate Administration. Contentious Guardianship Administration. Is it Time to Call the Public Administrator?” Speaker and Author (2017)
  • National Business Institute, The Probate Process from Start to Finish, “Uncovering the Laws of Intestacy and How They May Apply,” Speaker and Author (2016)
  • National Business Institute, The Probate Process from Start to Finish, “Determining if Spouse's Elective Share is a Reasonable Option,” Speaker and Author (2016)
  • National Business Institute, Estate Administration from Start to Finish, “Handling Estate Administration Tax Issues,” Speaker and Author (2015)
  • National Business Institute, Estate Administration from Start to Finish, “Complex Issues in Estate Administration,” Speaker and Author (2015)

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2017-2019)
  • Selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina Legal Elite (2018)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Eighth Judicial District Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Member, 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Member, 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Section Council Member, 2018 - Present
  • The Will and The Way, Newsletter of the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Editorial Committee , 2012 - Present
  • The Will and The Way, Newsletter of the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Editor and Committee Chair , 2015 - 2017
  • Wayne County Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Wayne County Bar Association, Executive Board Member, 2013 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wayne UNC Health Care Foundation Board, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Wayne UNC Health Care Ethics Committee, Member , 2011 - Present
  • 3HC – Home Health and Hospice Care, Inc., Planned Giving Committee, Member , 2018 - Present
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, Board Member , 2012 - 2017
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, Executive Board , 2015 - 2017