Listed, U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" (Sipe Law Firm, Trusts & Estates Law, Tax Law, Charlotte Metropolitan Area). Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates; Tax Law). Listed, South Carolina Super Lawyers (2009). Graduate, Woodberry Forest School, 1974. Member, Eli Banana Ribbon Society, University of Virginia. Law Clerk to United States District Court Judge William M. Acker, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama, 1983 -1984. Former Partner, Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, LLP (now K&L Gates). Former Advisory Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C., 1984 -1986, 1987. Former Board Member, Westminster Ministries Foundation, Rock Hill, SC. Author: "State Income Tax Considerations for Multistate Partnerships and Partnerships with Nonresident Partners," Vol. 8, No 2 J St Tax'n 117 (Part 1), Vol 8, No 3 J St Tax'n 251 (Part 2).
Member: American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Business Law; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; and Taxation; Member, Sports Committee, Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries); South Carolina Bar (Member, Sections on: Corporate, Banking and Securities Law; Probate, Estate Planning and Trust; and Tax Law; Chair, Tax Law Section Council, 2002-2003); SC Taxation Law Specialization Advisory Board (2002 - 2003); Legislative Revision Committees SC Probate Code, SC Business Corporation Act and SC Uniform Limited Liability Company Act.