Amy K. Smith

Attorney in Winston-Salem, NC
Amy K. Smith is both an attorney and a certified public accountant. Her practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration and related areas in which she is able to fully utilize her legal, accounting and tax background. She enjoys developing estate plans with clients for the transfer of their wealth to future generations, and implementing those plans by assisting fiduciaries with the administration of wills and trusts. She also regularly advises clients concerning deferral of income tax consequences for qualified retirement plans.

Civic Activities

Winston-Salem Foundation Asset Development Committee (2011- )
Wake Forest University Planned Giving Advisory Council (1997-1999; 2004-2006; 2007-2008; Chair, 2009-2010, 2012- )
The Hospice Foundation (Board Member, 2004-2008)
Winston-Salem Estate Planning Council (Secretary, 1998-1999; Board Member, 2004-2006)
Tax Accountant, Ernst & Young (1988-1989)

Awards / Honors

Business North Carolina magazine Legal Elite (2002, 2006, 2009-2011 ,2013- )
The Best Lawyers In America in Trusts and Estates and Tax Law (2007- )
The Best Lawyers In America - Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law (2014)
The Best Lawyers In America - Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates (2015)
North Carolina s Super Lawyers (2007-2010)
AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

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Areas of Law

  • Estate Administration
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Estate Planning
  • Federal and State Tax
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Gift Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Individual Tax
  • Probate


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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1988, North Carolina
United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

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  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Law School Attended

    Wake Forest University
    Class of 1988
    J.D., magna cum laude
    Articles Editor, Wake Forest Law Review (1987-88)

    University Attended

    Western Carolina University
    Class of 1984
    B.S., summa cum laude
    Phi Kappa Phi

    Associations & Memberships

    Certified Public Accountant, State of North Carolina (1990- )
    Forsyth County Bar Association
    North Carolina Bar Association (Estate Planning and Fiduc... More

    Contact Information


    336.714.4128 Call Now


    (336) 714-4101


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    Office Information
    Amy K. Smith
    Century Plaza, Suite 600 100 North Cherry Street,
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101


    Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

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