David C Franklin

David C Franklin

Raleigh Family Business, Family Law & Estate Planning Attorney
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Family Law
  • North Carolina
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David has been a trusted advisor to businesses, individuals and families since 1990 in a wide range of legal practice areas. This breadth of experience brings depth and to his advice and informs his decision making across all his areas of practice. David spent 10 years practicing business, family law, estate planning and probate in Seattle, WA and then attended the Georgetown School of Law where he obtained a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) in Taxation with honors. He is included in Best Lawyers in America Trust and Estates Section.

David has represented and is currently representing clients is a wide range of businesses, including software companies, restaurants, real estate developers and builders, commercial fencing, commercial landlords, manufacturing and others. David also regularly represents individuals and families in preparing their estate plans (wills, trusts and powers of attorney) and their business succession plans. David worked for Ernst & Young, LLP in San Jose, CA in their International Tax Consulting Group where he worked on international tax projects for clients such as Hewlett Packard. Prior to law school, David worked as a chemist and then as a partner in an oil and gas exploration business in Lafayette, LA which developed oil and gas drilling prospects, raised venture capital and drilled and produced oil and natural gas. David obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Millsaps College, in Jackson, MS, and his Juris Doctorate from the Seattle School of Law. David is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Louisiana (and was formerly licensed in Washington State prior to moving from there) and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina. In 2020, David was listed in US News Best Lawyers in America's Trust and Estates Section.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 32246
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Professional Experience
Ernst & Young, LLP in San Jose, CA in their International Tax Consulting Group
Attorney at Law, Law Office of David C. Franklin, PLLC
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Millsaps College
B.S. | Chemistry
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Seattle University School of Law
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Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. | Taxation
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Best Lawyer, Trusts and Estate Section
US Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyer, Trusts and Estate Section
US News Best Lawyers in America
David has been listed in US News' Best Lawyers in America in the Trusts and Estates section.
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David C Franklin Law
109 North Boylan Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603
Telephone: (919) 489-3100
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