- Christine J. Sylvester, J.D.
- About Christine J. Sylvester:
- Christine Sylvester has helped many Charlotte area families with estate planning. Given
Christines experience with charitable organizations and mission work, she is also
committed to helping individuals and families with their charitable giving. After several
years of full time practice, Christine and her husband became the proud parents of a
little boy. Shortly thereafter, they were blessed with another boy. This family
development required a part time approach to her practice in that her youngest boy arrived
at 30 weeks weighing 1 pound, 14 ounces. After three years of watching both boys develop
and grow into happy, healthy children, Christine is again moving into a full time
commitment professionally with her practice. Christines practice is concentrated in
the areas of estate planning, tax law, estate administration, charitable giving, asset
protection and elder law. Christines passion is education and she is best known for
her talent for educating clients and other professionals about the complex issues involved
in estate planning and asset management.
- Christine Sylvester was born in Lexington, Kentucky and raised in Rose Hill and Madison,
North Carolina. After law school, her husband started work at a large bank in Charlotte,
North Carolina so the newlyweds moved to the big city in 1993 from Durham, North Carolina.
After working a few years with a small law firm as an associate, Mrs. Sylvester decided to
start her private practice in 1995 concentrating in the areas of estate and tax planning.
In 1996, the office building was completed at 2720 E. WT Harris Boulevard and the Law
Office of Christine J. Sylvester, P.A. settled in to its new home. Since that time, Mrs.
Sylvester has made a strong commitment to the elder community in this area. She has been
actively involved with the North Carolina Bar Association and assisted with the creation
of a new legal committee called the "Elder Law Committee." The growth of that
committee resulted in the formation of a new Section within the Bar Association which is
now known as the North Carolina Elder Law Section. Today, that Section has over 200
attorney members throughout the State and works diligently to protect the interests of our
senior residents. Mrs. Sylvester has presented educational seminars to attorneys regarding
marketing and medicaid planning. She has spoken on numerous occasions to CPA and financial
planner groups regarding IRA distributions, estate settlement, living trust
administration, family limited partnerships and charitable trusts. She has co-sponsored
and spoken at numerous Senior Survival Workshops throughout the State. Mrs. Sylvester is
currently a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association,
the North Carolina Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, the North Carolina Elder Law
Section, the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, the Christian Legal Society and Hickory
Grove Baptist Church.
- Christine J. Sylvester graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina
at Wilmington, earning a degree in history and secondary education. While at the
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Mrs. Sylvester was selected to the prestigious
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. In addition, she was selected by the University as the
recipient of the University of North Carolina at Wilmingtons Leadership Award for
her hard work and dedication to the University and the Wilmington community. Mrs.
Sylvester received her Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School
of Law in 1993 and has been in private practice since 1995.
- Christine is the mother of two energetic and entertaining young boys, Grant and Garrett.
Her husband, Michael Sylvester, is now the owner of a computer consulting company called
NetWorks which services small business owners and their network, computer, harddrive and
system needs. Christine enjoys traveling, reading, singing, scrapbooking, cooking, playing
with her boys, camping, playing the piano and bible study.
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