Our lawyers have been recognized by peers and industry publications as leaders in their fields

JAMES E. CREAMER, JR.

MANAGING MEMBER

LAUREN T. MILLOVITSCH

MANAGING MEMBER

CONTACT

Office (Winston-Salem): 336.860.0800

Office (Lake Norman): 704.997.7090

Cell: 336.972.4610

Email: jim@cmestatelaw.com

BIO
Jim has been involved in most facets of wealth transfer planning, including gift, estate and generation skipping transfer tax planning, grantor trusts, insurance planning, business recapitalization and restructuring, charitable giving, and estate tax audits. Jim has served as primary counsel for a number of business owners and their businesses and has assisted them in developing strategies for growth and transition. He counsels clients regarding employment contracts, pre-marital agreements and asset protection planning. Jim also has been an active participant in various legislative efforts through the NC Bar Association’s legislative committee.

EDUCATION

J.D., Wake Forest University, 1997

B.A., University of Virginia, Government and History, 1989


BAR ADMITTANCE
North Carolina, 1997

AWARDS

The Best Lawyers in America©

Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Legislative Committee for the Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association

Forsyth County Bar Associations

American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section)

CONTACT

Office (Lake Norman): 704.997.7090

Office (Winston-Salem): 336.860.0800

Email: lauren@cmestatelaw.com

BIO
Lauren is an experienced estate planner who has been recognized by her peers as one of the top estate planning lawyers in North Carolina. Whether it’s a sophisticated estate plan that minimizes estate and gift taxes or a simple will, Lauren creates comprehensive estate planning documents for her clients designed to meet their specific goals and needs.  Lauren’s depth of experience along with her ability to simplify complex estate planning concepts ensures clients not only have an effective estate plan, but one that they actually understand.  Lauren values client satisfaction and clients appreciate her approachability and responsiveness.

EDUCATION
J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2008

        Articles Editor, Wake Forest Law Review

        Chief Justice, Wake Forest Moot Court Board

B.S., Boston College, 2005

BAR ADMITTANCE
North Carolina, 2008

AWARDS

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers Magazine, North Carolina Rising Stars

Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine

50 Most Influential Women of 2018, The Mecklenburg Times

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Foundation for the Carolinas, Cabinet of Professional Advisors

Queens University Estate Planners Day Steering Committee

NAEPC Charlotte Estate Planning Council

Legislative Committee for the Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association

Mecklenburg and Forsyth County Bar Associations

American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section)

NIKI R. BOWEN

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

CONTACT

Office (Lake Norman): 704.997.7090

Office (Winston-Salem): 336.860.0800

Email: niki@cmestatelaw.com

BIO
Niki assists clients with a variety of estate planning and estate administration needs.  Primarily, she provides counsel to individuals and families who want to ensure that their wishes are followed in the event of a serious illness or death.  In doing so, Niki reviews and drafts simple and sophisticated wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and living wills for her clients based on their needs.  
Niki also advises executors of estates on the probate process and trustees on the administration and distribution of trust assets.  


EDUCATION
J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), 2008

        Managing Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal

        Vice President, Boalt Hall Women's Association

B.A., Mills College, 2004

BAR ADMITTANCE
North Carolina, 2008

PUBLICATIONS

Initial Interest Confusion in Metatag Cases: The Move from Confusion to Diversion”, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 2007

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Women's Impact Fund

Wills for Heroes

North Carolina Bar Association

North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys

Mecklenburg County Bar Association

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