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Attorney Profiles

Ryan W. Monk

Licensed in NC & SC

Ryan, a native of Charlotte, acquired his Bachelors of Arts and Masters degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Campbell University School of Law.  Ryan practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, Veterans' benefits (Aid & Attendance), Medicaid, corporate law, business succession planning, and asset protection.   He is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina, and is an accredited attorney with Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Michelle L. Monk

Licensed in NC & SC

Michelle, a native of Salisbury North Carolina, acquired a degree in political science from Duke University and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Campbell University School of Law. After graduating law school, Michelle was an Assistant District Attorney for the state of North Carolina. Michelle practices in the areas of estate planning, probate administration and guardianship. She is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Ruth F. Cunnup

Licensed in SC only

Ruth, a native of Rock Hill, SC, acquired her Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from Columbia International University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law where she graduated with honors. Ruth is a member of the Order of the Wig and Robe Honor Society and is licensed to practice law in the state of South Carolina. She has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lee S. Alford, Circuit Court Judge for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina.

Ruth practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law, guardianship and business law. She has a background in commercial real estate law that adds a unique and beneficial perspective for our clients.

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Cindy S. Alvear, CELA®

Elder Law and Special Needs Planning
Licensed in NC, SC and PA

Cindy is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) is the only national organization accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify practitioners of elder and special needs law. The focus of her practice here at Monk Law Firm, PLLC, is planning for individuals with special needs, designing plans for estate and asset preservation, and assisting families with eligibility for Medicaid long-term care and Veterans’ Benefits.

She routinely works to formulate overall plans that assure eligibility and retention of public benefits such as Medicaid and Social Security for individuals with disabilities; families concerned about, or already facing, expensive care needs; and families with children or grandchildren who have disabilities.

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Robert J. Lack

Licensed in NC only

Robert practices in the areas estate and gift tax planning, income tax planning and controversy (including IRS audit representation), estate planning, and business law.

Within his estate planning practice, Robert helps clients implement plans that range from simple wills and trusts up to sophisticated family wealth preservation strategies, such as the following:

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Matthew A. Freeze

Matt, a native of Salisbury, North Carolina, is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law and estate administration.

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Rebecca Daddino

Originally from New York and New Jersey, Rebecca focuses her practice on Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Guardianships. She developed her passion for assisting the elderly due to her upbringing surrounded by aging family members, including being raised with the help of not only a great-grandmother, but also her maternal grandparents.

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Monk Law Firm, PLLC assists clients throughout Charlotte, Rock Hill, Fort Mill and the surrounding areas.

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