At NC Planning we are proud to have many attorneys who have received awards, honors, and community recognitions.  Our attorneys have received both local awards and state awards, including Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite and Super Lawyers. The Business NC winners are chosen by fellow attorneys who currently practice law in the state. They are asked the simple question, “Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories?” Attorneys cannot vote for themselves or anyone within their firm.  Similarly Super Lawyers criteria for voting is that attorneys are asked to “nominate the top lawyers they have personally observed in action, whether as opposing counsel, co-counsel, or through other firsthand observation in the courtroom.”  Again attorneys cannot vote for themselves, can only make 21 nominations, and cannot solicit votes from other attorneys.

We are excited to have attorneys that continually strive for excellence in assisting our NC Planning clients and in our community.  Read below the specific awards our attorneys have received!


Lauren Campbell Maxie, Partner

2018 Business North Carolina Legal Elite (Young Guns)


Michael A. Burger, Partner

2018 Business North Carolina Legal Elite (Business)

2018 Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Business Attorney

2018 Elite Lawyer

2016 Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Business Attorney

2017 Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Business Attorney


Tom Lenfestey, Attorney

2014 Business North Carolina Legal Elite (Tax and Estate Planning)