Christina Goshaw Hinkle

Member of the Firm

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Taxation
  • Charitable Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Business Law

Christina focuses her practice in the areas of wills and trusts, estate and gift tax planning, estate and trust administration, and probate law.

She has developed a special interest in charitable giving, public and private foundations, planning for closely held business owners, multi-generational and blended family planning, and trust modifications, terminations, and decantings. Christina is also versed in business entity formation and business law.

Christina Hinkle was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and spent several years in Geneva, Switzerland, before settling in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. She attended Chapel Hill High School, and then Duke University, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. In 1993, Christina graduated with high honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she served as an Articles Editor of the North Carolina Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. She was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1993.

Following law school, Christina clerked for the Honorable J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She has been a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law since 2008, and has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating.

Christina is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association (Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law and Business Law Sections), American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section), and the Durham County Bar Association. She is an incoming council member of the NCBA’s Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section and a current member of its Legislative Committee. She has served as vice president of the Durham/Orange Estate Planning Council and served as a board member of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education and as a board member of Child Care Services Association, a child care advocacy organization.

Outside of work, Christina enjoys watching her daughters’ soccer games and her son’s cycling races, as well as gardening and bird watching, hiking with her dogs, reading any good novel, and travelling with her family.

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