Attorney Bennett, JD, MBA, LL M, has been practicing law for over twenty-five years. He has clients throughout Eastern and Central North Carolina.

His practice areas include:

  • Estate Planning,
  • Business Succession Planning,
  • Elder Law, including Qualifying for Medicaid Long Term Care Assistance.


John received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law. He then attended the Graduate Tax Program at the University of Florida School of Law where he received his Master of Laws in Taxation (LL M).

John also attended the University of Virginia Darden School of Business where he received an MBA, and the University of the South where he received his undergraduate degree in Economics and was inducted into the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society for Economics.

Academic Teaching Experience

John has served as adjunct professor of law in the Wake Forest University School of Law where he taught the estate planning course. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Wake Forest University Graduate Accounting Program teaching Estate and Gift taxation.

Continuing Education Teaching Experience

John has served on the North Carolina Bar Association Continuing Education Committee for the Estate Planning and Probate Law Section. He has been a course planner for numerous bar association courses, including the review course for those lawyers seeking to be designated as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law.

In addition, John teaches numerous continuing legal education courses each year for attorneys practicing in North Carolina. His recent courses include:

  • North Carolina Long Term Care Eligibility Requirements
  • Probating Bankrupt and Insolvent Estates
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Medicaid Eligibility: General Rules
  • Funding Sources for Long Term Care
  • Excluded vs. Countable Assets for Medicaid Eligibility
  • Income Eligibility for Medicaid
  • Grantor Trusts
  • Where to Begin: An Overview of Trusts
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Qualifying Clients for Medicaid
  • Medicaid Eligibility Requirements: Planning Tips and Traps
  • Planning for Long Term Care and End of Life Decisions
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery Rules, Remedies and Appeals
  • Documenting Long Term Care, Incapacity and End of Life Decisions
  • Tax Deductions with Trusts
  • Medicaid Program and Eligibility Requirements
  • Planning for Medicaid Ahead of Time