Bio

Elie Foy is a member of our Trusts & Estates practice group. Her practice focuses on wealth transfer planning, charitable planning, and trust and estate administration. Elie advises individual clients on various estate planning issues, including the tax-efficient transfer of wealth and business succession planning. In addition, she advises private foundations, supporting organizations, public charities and other nonprofit organizations about governance, tax compliance, grant-making, and fundraising issues.

Elie is a Fellow in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She is a frequent speaker on trusts and estates topics.

Elie received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her J.D. from Wake Forest University, where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar, and her LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University, with distinction.

  • Listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers, Estate Planning and Probate (2018-2022); “Rising Stars” (2011, 2013-2015)
  • Listed among Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite: Tax/Estate Planning (2013, 2015, 2017-2022); “Young Gun” (2016, 2017, 2019 ) top-vote getter 2019
  • Faculty Member – Trust Advisors Institute (formerly Southeastern Trust School) at Campbell University
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section Chair (2022-2023) Council member(2013-2019)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section – Member of the Legislative Committee 2009 to present
  • Past Editor, North Carolina Bar Association Estate Administration Manual
  • Wake County, Estate Planning Council President (2016-2017)
  • North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist: Estate Planning & Probate
  • Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Speaker "Hot Topics in Estate Planning" Trust Advisors Forum, Pinehurst, NC (2018-2022)
  • Speaker "Partnerships, LLC & Corporations – Estate Planning and Probate Issues", North Carolina Bar Association (2019, 2021)
  • Author, "How Charitable Contribution Deductions Can Vanish in to Thin Air", The Will and the Way, North Carolina Bar Association (2019)
  • Author "Philosophy 101 – What Is Reasonable Knowledge?" The Will and the Way, North Carolina Bar Association (2019)
  • Speaker, "Drafting in Uncertain Times", North Carolina Bar Association (2019)
  • Speaker, "Estate Tax Deductions, Credits, and Payment of Tax", North Carolina Bar Association (2019)
  • Speaker, “Estate Tax Deductions, Credits and Payments of Tax” North Carolina Bar Association (2017)
  • Speaker "Potential Pitfalls in Implementing the Estate Plan" Trust Advisors Forum, Pinehurst, NC (2013)