How to Make a Trust

in North Carolina


How to Incorporate

in North Carolina


How to Make a Will

in North Carolina

How to Make a Will - Introduction
How to Make a Trust - Introduction

How to Create an LLC

in North Carolina

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Raleigh, North Carolina

Telephone (919) 872-6845

Estate Planning
Wills and Trusts

Wills & Trusts

Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney & Living Wills

Estate & Gift Tax Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Advanced Trust Planning

Business Law

Corporations, LLCs, Contracts, Buy-Sell Agreements, Employment Contracts, Business Acquisitions

Business Law

Estate Planning

Practice Areas

The Stroud Law Firm is dedicated to providing a caring and attentive environment for those in need of estate planning and business law services.  I invite you to explore the Practice Areas section of this site to learn more about the specific legal services provided by the Stroud Law Firm.  


For additional information or to schedule an appointment, you may contact us by telephone or via e-mail using the Contact Us section of this site. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question or if you need assistance with a legal matter. If we cannot assist you for any reason, we will help you find an attorney who can help. 

Kevin W. Stroud, Esq.


About Our Firm

Small business owners have unique legal needs which require a law firm capable of providing comprehensive small business services. At the Stroud Law Firm, we understand that small businesses are often an extension of the business owner and his or her family. Such owners need a law firm which is capable of providing both personal and business representation to ensure that all legal concerns have been addressed in a thorough and efficient manner. In order to assist our small business clients, we offer the following legal services:





Business Law

Comprehensive Small Business Law Firm

Estate Administration

Administration of  Estates of Deceased Persons; Guardian- ship Administration   

Estates & Probate

Effective January 1, 2012, the federal estate tax exemption increased to $5,120,000 for estates subject to the estate tax.  This represents the first time the federal estate tax exemption has been indexed for inflation. Despite the increase, the current estate tax exemption is scheduled to expire at the end of 2012 with the exemption decreasing to $1,000,000 at that time. All persons with estates having a total value in excess of $1,000,000 should keep a close eye on potential legislative changes to the estate tax prior to 2013.   

2012 Estate Tax Exemption Adjustment

Welcome to the Stroud Law Firm.  For more than 17 years, it has been my pleasure to assist individuals, families and businesses with their estate planning and business legal needs.