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Mark L. Richardson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Richardson Legal, PLLC
1213 W Morehead Street, Suite 503
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-397-1664
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2015
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Tax: Business, Estate Planning & Probate, Closely Held Business
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mark L. Richardson is the founder of Richardson Legal, PLLC, in Charlotte, North Carolina. His practice circles around business tax planning, estate planning and probate, estate and trust administration, asset protection​, and real estate tax planning for investors and developers. A pioneer in using state-of-the-art technology, he empowers his individual and business clients to stay on track with their goals and progress toward achieving them.

Having represented high net worth individuals and closely held business owners for more than 25 years, he is highly skilled at entity planning, structuring partnership, limited liability company and real estate transactions, advising on tax-deferred like-kind exchanges, installment sale transactions and unwinding partnership arrangements on a tax-deferred basis.

A licensed practitioner in North Carolina and South Carolina, Mr. Richardson did his Bachelor of Science in commerce at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce. After obtaining his Juris Doctor from South Carolina State University School of Law in 1994, he finished his Master of Law in taxation at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Mr. Richardson has been certified in estate planning and probate law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and in taxation law in South Carolina. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar. He has co-authored many articles on tax planning, estate planning and real estate in magazines and journals such as Estate Planning, Journal of Taxation, The Will and the Way, and Southeast Real Estate Business.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Tax: Business
  • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Closely Held Business
Focus Areas

Tax Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2015

Certificates and Credentials

About Mark L. Richardson

First Admitted: 1995, South Carolina

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • North Carolina and South Carolina
  • American Bar Association, NC and SC Bar

Educational Background

  • Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Florida Graduate School of Tax; The University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, B.S.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author of the following published articles:"Lifetime Special Powers of Appointment Offer Unique Planning Opportunities," Estate Planning, October, 2006; "Can Completed Contract Accounting Method Be Used by Lot Developers Who Do Not Build Homes?," Journal of Taxation, December, 2006; "The Gift Tax in North Carolina: A Review of Recent Events," The Will and the Way, April, 2006; "North Carolina Taxation of Irrevocable Trusts, The Will and the Way, December, 2006; "Tax Advantaged Strategies for an Exiting Partner," Southeast Real Estate Business, June, 2003; "Like-Kind Exchanges and Partnerships," Southeast Real Estate Business, August, 2003; "Dealer vs. Investor," Southeast Real Estate Business, April, 2003;

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • South Carolina Board Specialist, Taxation Law
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Office Location for Mark L. Richardson

1213 W Morehead Street
Suite 503
Charlotte, NC 28208

Phone: 704-397-1664

Last Updated: 10/22/2021

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