Cowles Liipfert

Cowles Liipfert





Mr.Liipfert was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1964. His practice areas include Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Probate Matters, Trust Administration, Taxation, and Corporate Law.



University of North Carolina (A.B., 1960; J.D., 1964); North Carolina Law Review, 1962-1964. Member: Forsyth County and North Carolina (member Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section) and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar; Estate Planning Council of Winston-Salem



Why did you choose to become an attorney? I grew up around law books since my father was an attorney, and after a year working for a bank, I went to law school over my father’s objection (most of his years as a practicing lawyer were during the Depression) and I was fascinated with what I studied there.
What have you enjoyed about being an attorney? Working with and getting to know many fine people as their attorney, and using my education and experience to help them navigate through the legal challenges of life to accomplish their objectives.
Why is Craige Jenkins the right firm for you? Throughout my career I have worked with, and learned from, other attorneys in the law firm, whom I respect as individuals and as professionals, and also worked with many fine staff members who have helped me be a better attorney.
Most memorable trip? In the 1990’s I accompanied business clients on a trip to Harare, Zimbabwe, during which I met a number of leading businessmen, professionals, and high government officials, including President Robert Mugabe. The country was very poor economically at that time, and it was eye-opening to see the situation first-hand and meet people who lived there.
Favorite Winston-Salem landmark? The coffee pot in Old Salem, which was originally built by Julius and Samuel Mickey, the latter of whom was a great grandfather of my wife.

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