Welcome to Kincaid & Associates, PLLC!
Kincaid & Associates, PLLC, in Wilmington, NC provides exceptional and personalized service to its clients in North Carolina and across the country. Our attorneys are experienced in business, contract, finance, taxation, intellectual property, and estate planning law.. With attorneys licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the federal courts, we offer reasonable rates and prompt communications, with a spirit of cooperation and efficiency.
We believe in providing personal and detailed attention to every one of our clients. Many attorneys say this, but very few actually achieve it, primarily due to the organization of most law firms.
At Kincaid & Associates, PLLC, we know that our clients deserve better than simply lofty aspirations. We pledge one-business-day callbacks or email responses to all clients. Additionally, each client has access to multiple attorneys in the firm interchangeably—we are all well versed in several areas of practice and our clients’ needs to be able to respond in our colleagues’ stead.
We offer our clients superior legal services without breaking the bank. Quite simply, legal representation does not need to be expensive to be outstanding.
You will not meet with us in fancy wood-paneled offices with shelves of hardbound leather books because we do not believe in charging our clients commensurate with this kind of spending. We maintain low overhead costs while equipping our attorneys and staff with the necessary tools and training to excel in their fields.
Meet Our Team
Mitzi Y. Kincaid
Attorney and Owner
Phone: (866) 435-5971
Mitzi Kincaid has more than 10 years of experience in corporate accounting and finance. Prior to receiving her law degree, she worked with BellSouth’s cellular phone company (Cingular, now AT&T).
She served as Corporate Counsel for VisionAIR, a software development company in Wilmington, NC for more than 6 years. She has also worked for the North Carolina State Treasurer as an auditor and with Bell+Howell, an international company specializing in mail sorting machines, where she worked in financial management.
Ms. Kincaid is licensed to practice in the States of North Carolina and South Carolina and before the United States Tax Court. She earned a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.
Ms. Kincaid is the founder of Indie Tree, Inc., a 501(c)3 dedicated to providing supported housing to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. www.indietree.org
- Estate planning
- Special needs trusts and disability advocacy
- Business formation planning
- Corporate counsel
- Civil litigation and dispute resolution
- J.D., Evening Program, North Carolina Central University School of Law
- B.S., Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- North Carolina State Bar
- South Carolina State Bar
- United States Tax Court
Attorney Kelli Espaillat works primarily in our Charlotte, North Carolina office advising families and individuals with disability, guardianship, social security, special education law, and other estate needs focused on disability issues.
She is also a mother of two girls which makes here even more passionate about helping families and anyone facing disability issues, even just helping get someone into a school, or decide what their long-term care plans might need to be, so they’re better thought out in estates and guardianship matters.
After attending Charlotte School of Law, Kelli Espaillat has spent the past five years in Charlotte focusing on her passion to help families with options for SSI Hearings, Medicaid Hearings, Guardianships, and Special Needs Estate Planning.
Susan Hill holds a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.), in addition to her J.D. degree, which allows her to assist clients with complex estate and business matters, such as IRA trusts and business succession planning. Susan focuses her practice on tax and estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and healthcare planning, as well as estate administration and probate matters. She also assists with entity formation and general advising of business entities as well as simple and complex succession planning.
- Legum Magister degree (LL.M) in Taxation from Loyola Law School – Los Angeles (2012) | with honors and highest distinction
- Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law – Malibu (2005) | cum laude
- Master of Arts degree from Salisbury University (1997)
- Bachelor of Arts degree from Nazareth College of Rochester (1996) | cum laude
- North Carolina State Bar (2014)
- Maryland State Bar (2005)
Awards and Recognitions
- Pro Bono Publico, Equal Access to Justice, New Hanover County Pro Bono Program, 2014-2016, 2016-2018
My life has always felt destined to be one to serve as a bridge to people and their needs. My unique story begins with being born on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge as my Daddy sped away to make it. As my Mama mentions from time to time: “You just couldn’t wait to take the lead.”
I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, cum laude, with an undergraduate degree in Sociology. I obtained my law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While I was a law student, I initiated the establishment of the ACLU Law School Chapter. I also volunteered as a Judicial Clerk in the 13th District (Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus) for the Honorable Marion R. Warren.
My legal background includes landlord-tenant law at Legal Aid of North Carolina, and working in the areas of estate administration, business law and guardianships. My spirit lies within what I call “heart work.” I enjoy pro bono projects that improve, educate and enrich people to reach their potential and access resources. I previously served as the 13th District Judicial Representative for the Coastal Women Attorneys, Cape Fear Museum Board of Directors, Hurricane Matthew Disaster Program in addition to the Cinderella project and legal clinic seminars.
I have 2 boys and I am a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. I also teach the Paralegal Certificate program at Brunswick Community College and work as the Guardian ad Litem attorney in Brunswick County for foreclosures.
Mikal-Ellen (pronounced “Michael-Ellen”) is a Registered Patent Attorney, licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and represents clients from all over the world in trademark and other intellectual property issues. Although a biochemist by training, Mikal-Ellen has represented a large range of “arts” in patents that she has prosecuted and defended throughout her career.
Mikal-Ellen was born at and attend law school at West Virginia University. A lifelong Mountaineer, Mikal-Ellen is also the Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the West Virginia Bar, having taught Continuing Education courses for WV Bar members, and a published author in the emerging fields of sports, gambling, and marijuana law. With a lifelong love of sports and a love of numbers and statistics, Mikal-Ellen has a number of clients in the world of legal sports gambling and the emerging NIL market in the collegiate sports sector. Mikal-Ellen came to Kincaid & Associates, PLLC, so that she could further her goal of helping individuals or small business owners and intellectual property owners protect their IP and grow and build their businesses and their brands.
Karyn is our Office Manager and Paralegal. Before joining us in February 2019, Karyn worked for a local defense law firm for nine years. Karyn graduated from Appalachian State University with a Marketing/Management degree and an International Business minor. Karyn even worked in China while employed with an import/export business right after college. Karyn obtained a paralegal certificate from Cape Fear Community College. Karyn is also a mother to 3 kids, 2 grandchildren and 2 pit bulls. You can reach Karyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savannah Nalls is our Paralegal for all Estate Administration, Guardianship, and Social Security Disability Appeals matters. Savannah graduated from Liberty University Magna Cum Laude with two bachelor’s degrees in Paralegal Studies and Government. At the time of her graduation, she participated as a member of student government for the Tau Sigma Honor Society. When she is not reading about psychology or philosophy, Savannah enjoys being a dog mom to her senior yellow lab, Sunny.
Sherry is our paralegal specializing in estate administration and guardianships. Before joining us in June 2020, Sherry worked for a law firm in Southern Pines, North Carolina for 14 years specializing in estate planning, estate administration, trust administration, corporate and real estate. She graduated from the Katherine Gibbs School in Montclair, New Jersey and has worked for large corporate firms in New York City, Beverly Hills and Washington, D.C. Sherry is the mother to an amazing daughter and a slightly less amazing Poshi.