Attorney Katie Muhlenkamp Joins Chapel Hill Estate Planning Firm TrustCounsel

Attorney Katie H. Muhlenkamp joins TrustCounsel in their Chapel Hill, North Carolina office. As an elder law and estate planning attorney she manages an increasing volume of clientele with elder care legal planning needs in North Carolina.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - May 28, 2015 - PRLog -- Katie’s passion for working with elderly clients began after participating with the Wake Forest Elder Law Clinic. Without professional counsel, documents and legal requirements are often confusing for seniors and their loved ones. “I enjoy boiling down legal concepts in ways that are simple,” Katie says.

Her practice areas help clients develop legal plans for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia, understand the restrictions and requirements imposed by Medicaid and Medicare, and manage powers of attorney to ensure important financial and medical decisions are carried out on behalf of an elderly individual who might become incapacitated.

Katie is an alumna of Wake Forest University School of Law. She is the recipient of numerous honors including the Order of Barristers, the National Advocates for Justice Award, and the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Award. Katie owned an elder law practice in Burlington, North Carolina for two years prior to joining TrustCounsel.

Long-term care costs in North Carolina increased over the past year. According to reports from Genworth, the annual cost of assisted living rose $720, and the cost for a home health aide climbed an additional $1,670. It is becoming more important for individuals aging in North Carolina to understand elder law concepts and develop plans in advance to address growing costs. Katie’s work focuses on helping clients cover care costs while protecting assets for loved ones at the same time. She is admitted to practice in North Carolina, and TrustCounsel also provides services to clients in Tennessee, Florida, and New York.

About TrustCounsel
TrustCounsel is a North Carolina estate planning, asset protection, and tax law firm headquartered in Chapel Hill. The firm maintains offices in Miami and Manhattan, serving clients throughout North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and New York. Practice areas include: estate planning (wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, living wills, HIPAA authorizations); trusts (trust protectors, charitable trusts, life insurance trusts, special needs trusts, generation-skipping trusts and dynasty trusts, marital trusts, NFA trusts); taxation (tax planning, retirement distribution planning, tax return preparation, self-directed IRA taxation issues); probate, pre-marital and post-marital agreements; business law (buy-sell agreements, non-competition agreements, corporations, family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, non-profit organizations); offshore and domestic trusts; real estate matters; and elder law.

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