MCGuire Wood & Bissette Attorney Doris Phillips Loomis Featured in The Journal of the Asheville Symphony.

Music has always been important to Doris Phillips Loomis — and that makes perfect sense for the president of the Asheville Symphony board.

“My homes have always had music and a connection to music in them,” Loomis said. Her great aunt was a piano teacher. Her father regularly reminisced about his small-town high school band. Her father’s cousin played in the New York Philharmonic. In fact, she can’t even recall being introduced to the classical genre. As far as she’s aware, the symphonies and concertos of Bach, Mozart and Brahms have been part of her life since day one…

McGuire Wood & Bissette Attorney Kathleen Rodberg Receives Two Elder Law Certifications

McGuire Wood & Bissette Law Firm is pleased to announce that Kathleen Rose Rodberg has earned the designation of Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Bar and a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). She received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. The Certified Elder Law Attorney exam is a full day and requires knowledge of health and personal care planning, estate planning, fiduciary representation, public benefits, and other topics related to serving elderly clients.

In receiving these certifications, Kathleen becomes one of only seventeen attorneys in the state and one of only three in Western North Carolina who has received the Certified Elder Law Attorney designation by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is one of only twenty-two Board Certified Elder Law Attorneys as certified by the North Carolina State Bar.

Kathleen concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law, guardianships, and special needs law. This includes frequently serving as fiduciary for clients, appointment as guardian ad litem in adult guardianship and estate matters, advising clients on long-term care Medicaid planning, and traditional estate planning and administration.

To learn more about the Certified Elder Law Attorney designation, click here:

Eight McGuire Wood & Bissette Attorneys Selected as 2019 Super Lawyers.



Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Since Super Lawyers is intended to be used as an aid in selecting a lawyer, we limit the lawyer ratings to those who can be hired and retained by the public. Source.

For a more detailed explanation of the selection process click here!

You Prepare For Winter Weather. Why Not Aging?

Kathleen Rodberg specializes in elder law and focuses on a wide array of matters. From traditional estate planning and administration to the unique and challenging issues facing the aging, elderly and those with disabilities, Kathleen will work to support you and your family as you address current concerns and plan for the future. The often complex situations of elderly or disabled clients require detailed planning and a specific knowledge base in the area of elder law. Kathleen regularly helps clients establish and administer guardianship and special needs trusts, develop comprehensive Medicaid and long-term care plans, and prepare traditional estate planning documents. In addition, Kathleen frequently gives presentations on topics like recent developments in elder law, special needs trust taxation, and probate matters.

Kathleen is one of only 22 North Carolina attorneys who are N.C State Bar Board Certified Specialists in Elder Law.

Additionally, Kathleen is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®) by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is one of only 17 attorneys in North Carolina to receive this distinction.

For a further understanding of what these certifications mean for Kathleen’s clients follow the link!

Does Your Estate Plan Still Accomplish Your Goals?

Estate planning is a process not a product. Reviewing your estate plan is essential to ensure that it accomplishes your goal: providing for and protecting the people and causes that are important to you. The passage of time or a major life event may mean that you need to update your estate plan.

MWB Attorney Lorin Page is part of our estate planning team. He is ready to help you navigate toward your goals. Read more on this important question at the link.