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Gary B. Ernst Jr


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Mr. Ernst practices in the areas of Estate and Trust Administration, Commercial Real Estate, and Corporate law. He was born in Princeton, New Jersey in 1981, was raised in and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Relevant Experience

  • Has handled hundreds of probate and estate administration matters, including a $25,000,000 complex probate matter with real property in four states and one foreign country.
  • Charlotte business lawyer – has formed more than 100 business entities (LLC’s and corporations) in the past 5 years.
  • Has extensive prior experience with Civil Litigation and Animal Law


B.A. with Distinction, History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 2003.

Dean’s List (2000-2003), Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa, Honor Society.

J.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 2007.

Dean’s List (2004-2007), Holderness Moot Court, Two-time Environmental Law Project Grant Recipient, Environmental Law Symposium Section Editor.

Work History

Attorney, Law Office of Kenneth T. Davies, P.A., Charlotte, North Carolina, 2017-2018.

Attorney, Gerber Animal Law Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2013-2017.

Senior Consultant, Navigant Consulting, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, 2012-2013.

Attorney, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2009-2012.

Bar Admissions

The North Carolina State Bar, 2008.

U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2017.

Community Involvement

Volunteer at Discovery Place Nature, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Amicus curiae brief writing on behalf of U.S. veterans, 2018.

Published in North Carolina State Bar Journal’s Fiction Writing Competition, Winter 2010, Spring 2013.


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