Andrew A. Strauss

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Asheville, North Carolina

Strauss Attorneys PLLC
Andrew A. Strauss
Strauss Attorneys PLLC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1993

Education: Georgetown University Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2013, 2020 - 2024
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Strauss Attorneys PLLC

77 Central Ave
Suite F
Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-258-0994 Email: Andrew A. Strauss Visit website


I provide estate planning and administration services to clients of all net worths ranging from under $1 million to over $100 million. As a member of the North Carolina and Florida bars, my practice is very diverse regarding age, geographic location and planning goals. I enjoy working with families and individuals to customize their simple and complex estate plans. I have worked on foundations and charitable trusts to achieve philanthropic goals. I currently serve on the Mission Hospital Foundation board. My business background of running businesses enables me to work with business owners on their business succession issues. I have also assisted clients in protecting their assets through various asset protection techniques, including offshore and domestic LLCs. One of my greatest strengths is being able to communicate complex topics understandably.

First Admitted: 1979, Florida

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pisgal Legal Services
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Pennsylvania, 1979 Florida, 1979 North Carolina, 1993 US District Court Middle District of Florida 1979 US District Court Northern District of Florida 1979 US District Court Southern District of Florida 1979 US Court of Appeals 5th Circuit US Supreme Court 2003 US Tax Court 
  • Buncombe County Bar Association, 2024
  • NC Bar Association, 2022
  • Governing Board, North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning Section; Head of Technology Committee, 2010
  • Who's Who in American Law Member North Carolina Bar Association, Sections on Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law, Elder Law Member North Carolina State Bar Association Member - Member of Governing Council of Estate Planning/Fiduciary Law Section  Pennsylvania State Bar (Inactive) Florida State Bar Member Land of Sky Council of Estate Planning Attorneys Member Deerfield Episcopal Retiement Community Board Member Cornerstone Strategice Return Fund (AMEX:CRF) Board Member Cornerstone Progressive ReturnFund (AMEX:PGF) Board Member Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund (AMEX:CLM) Board Member
Educational Background:
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington District of Columbia 1978 J.D.  Honors:  Cum Laude University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1975 Honors:  Cum Laude  M.A.    University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Pennsylvania, 1975 B.S. Econ.  Honors:  Cum Laude, Major: Economics  , 1975-1978
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1974-1975
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1971-1974
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Estate Planning with Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts 1996 Estate Planning with Family Limited Partnerships 1998 Charitable Planning with Real Property/N.C. Bar Association 2002 LEGACY:  Plan, Protect and Preserve Your Estate, The Esperti Peterson Institute, Denver 1996  GENERATIONS:  Planning Your Legacy, The Esperti Peterson Institute, Denver 1999 Classes/Seminars Taught: Frequent Lecturer, Educational Seminars and Symposia for Attorneys, Presented at Annual Estate Planning Conference of North Carolina Bar Association on Family Limited Partnerships and Discount Entities. Formerly Adjunct Profession, Business Law, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC, Multiple Books and Papers, Wealth Counsel, 1996
  • I co-authored a handy reference book on Estate Planning covering basics to advanced tax strategies., Co-Author, Legacy, Wealth Counsel, 1995
  • Excellence in Governance Award, LeadingAge North Carolina, 2014
  • AV Rated for over 10 years, 10 Star Rated (Highest), Avvo, 2024
  • AV rated since 2000, AV Rated, Martindale Hubbel, 2024
  • Fellow, National Estate Planning Study Group , Fellow, Wealth Counsel, 2024
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Founder of one of the largest estate practices in North Carolina, with nine lawyers in three offices throughout the State. Known for explaining complex concepts and making them understandable., 2024
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning & Probate Law, North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization , 2024

Office location for Andrew A. Strauss

77 Central Ave
Suite F
Asheville, NC 28801


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2013, 2020 - 2024

Certificates and credentials

North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
Estate Planning and Probate Law

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