Kristin King

Special Counsel

Taxation | Tax Planning and Structuring | Tax Controversy | General Corporate | Pass-Through Entities | Mergers and Acquisitions | Employee Benefits | Tax-Exempt Organizations | Private Client/Family Office

Kristin King’s practice covers a diverse range of tax and business matters across a broad spectrum of business and investment industries. She advises individuals, partnerships, LLCs, S corporations, C corporations, and other business and investment entities on tax-efficient structuring of their ongoing business or investment operations and on transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations and debt and equity restructurings. Clients include tech entrepreneurs, manufacturers, US sales agents, investment fund managers, real estate developers, services-focused companies, family investment companies and tax-exempt organizations. Kristin advises both domestic and cross-border business concerns.

Kristin also works with companies on employee compensation matters including the structuring and implementation of equity incentive plans and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements.

Kristin also has significant experience with private client matters. She advises high net worth individuals, their family offices and their enterprises on federal, state and local income tax, transfer tax and other legal matters, and has particular expertise in the international tax aspects of these matters. She frequently advises trustees, beneficiaries, and grantors on cross-border trust operations. Kristin counsels individuals regarding US tax residency and global taxation considerations, pre-immigration and post-residency tax planning, and the tax implications of relinquishing US citizenship or green cards. Kristin helps US persons investing or doing business across borders through the maze of foreign information reporting requirements and alphabet soup of US tax regimes (PFIC, CFC, GILTI, etc.).

Before moving to North Carolina in 2016, Kristin lived and practiced in New York City. She spent several years in the transactional tax department of a large international law firm and then practiced for 15 years at a boutique law firm focused on domestic and cross-border taxation.

Kristin lives with her husband and two teenage children in Summerfield on an ostensible hobby farm. So far, she’s a lot better at adopting animals than growing things. On the weekends, Kristin can most likely be found hiking a trail or watching ice hockey.


Clemson University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1990

Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1993

Washington University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1994

Bar Admissions

North Carolina

New York Bar

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Tax Section

North Carolina Bar Association, Tax and Business Sections, Member of Tax Section Council

Greensboro Bar Association