Epting and Hackney
Attorneys at Law

410 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
P: 919-929-0323
F: 919-929-3960

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Other Hours By Appointment

Steve Lackey

Steve Lackey focuses his practice on Estate Planning and Administration of Decedents' Estates. He has more than 16 years experience in drafting wills and trusts for both taxable and non-taxable estates and in administering them. Steve takes pride in developing wills and trusts that are personal and unique to each of his clients, ranging from simple wills to custom trusts addressing special situations. For both planning and estate administrations, Steve is adept at helping clients to identify their goals, evaluate their options and arrive at a solution meeting those goals.

Lackey is an active member of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law and Elder Law sections of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Lackey is expert as well in matters related to guardianships, elder law, powers of attorney, health care directives, estate and gift taxation, will contests, real property partitions, trust modification and small business start up, including corporations, partnerships, and LLCs.

Lackey graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in May of 1996 and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in August of that year. His law school studies focused on Trusts and Estates, Property Law and Estate and Gift tax. He began his legal career with Epting & Hackney immediately after.

Prior to attending law school, Steve received a Master of Arts degree in Early Child Education from the University of Texas at Austin (Spring 1985) and was a pre-school teacher, first in Austin and then in Chapel Hill. Being a Tar Heel born and bred (Charlotte), Steve matriculated at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Bachelorís degree with a major in Psychology in 1980.

Lackey is active in our community, with an emphasis on matters related to aging. He serves as member of the Board of Directors of Carol Woods Retirement Center, and has served as a member and chair of the Orange County Advisory Board on Aging, the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center (Vice President/President), the Orange County United Way Resource Management Team, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation, the United Way Senior Issues Team (chair) and as a child advocate in the Guardian ad litem program. In addition, Steve serves as Guardian ad Litem for indigent clients in guardianship proceedings and as a volunteer attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina.

Lackey lives in Carrboro. He is married to Liska Lackey, Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Nursing with a clinical practice in the UNC Department of Family Medicine. They have two adult children.

Steve Lackey may be contacted by email at stevelackey.eh@gmail.com.

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