J. Wesley Casteen, Esq., CPA

www.casteen.org

9105097209

PO Box 12028
                  Wilmington, NC 28405

Work experience

Scharf-Pera & Co., CPA’s
1989

Staff Accountant – Charlotte, North Carolina

Barton W. Baldwin, CPA
1990 — 1991

Staff Accountant – Mt. Olive, North Carolina

Carroll’s Foods, Inc.
1994 — 1995

Senior Accountant – Performed financial and managerial accounting functions for privately-owned agricultural concern whose lines of business include swine, turkeys, and meat processing. Also, provided project-based legal services.

Ludlum & Casteen, Professional Association
1995 — 2001

Shareholder – Provided legal services in general practice law firm. Services included legal research; drafting and document preparation; negotiation, and litigation. Areas of practice included: Real Estate; Financial & Estate Planning; Tort Litigation; Contract Formation & Disputes; and Business Organization & Consulting.

Wishart, Norris Henninger & Pittman, P.A.
2001 — 2004

Attorney & CPA – Burlington, North Carolina – Areas of Legal Practice: Commercial Transactions, Business Planning, Taxation, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Carolina Legal Counsel
2005 — Present

Legal Practice – Wilmington, North Carolina – Maintain a legal practice in Wilmington, North Carolina under the name of Carolina Legal Counsel providing services in the areas of: Business Law, Commercial Transactions, Taxation, Estate Planning, and Civil Litigation.

Qualifications

Certified Public Accountant – North Carolina – Certificate No. 22695.

Attorney and Counselor at Law – North Carolina – Bar No. 20882.

Admitted to Practice before U.S. Tax Court – No. CJ 1543.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
— 1989

Calloway School of Business and Accountancy

Juris Doctor
— 1994

Campbell University – Norman A. Wiggins School of Law – Cum Laude

Master of Laws with Concentration in Taxation
— 2010

University of Alabama School of Law – Cum Laude

Activities: Editor – Computer Corner column – North Carolina State Bar Quarterly; Contributing Author – Campbell Law Observer; Contributing Author – North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly; and Member Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

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