Assisted by a Masters in Taxation from NYU, John May approaches every case with a client-focused outlook, giving clear recommendations and ensuring that they’re efficiently implemented. John specializes in golf and country club development and operations, but also serves his clients in land acquisition development and sales. In addition, John is experienced in succession planning; his strategies allow for tax-efficient transfers of control of privately held businesses, both during the owner’s lifetime or death.
- Wake Forest University (B.A.)
- Wake Forest University (J.D)
- New York University (L.L.M., Taxation)
- State of North Carolina
- General Counsel FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc. (2013-present)
- Chairman, Moore County Partners in Progress (2013-present)
- Director, Moore County Partners in Progress (2002-present)
- Director, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina (2010-2022)
- Past Trustee, North Carolina Healthcare Association
- Director, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc. (1995-2002)
- Member, Disciplinary Hearing Committee, North Carolina State Bar (2003-2007)
- Wake Forest University School of Law Alumni Council
- Chairman, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc. (1995-1997)
- Director, Moore Regional Hospital, Inc. (1991-1996)
- Member, Business Law Council, North Carolina Bar Association
- President, The Country Club of North Carolina, Inc. (1994-2003)
- Director, The Country Club of North Carolina, Inc. (1988-2003)
- Chairman, Board for Continuing Legal Education, North Carolina State Bar (2000-2001)
- Member, Board for Continuing Legal Education, North Carolina State Bar (1995-2001)
- Chairman, Moore Regional Hospital, Inc. (2012-2013)
- Councilor, North Carolina State Bar (1993-2005)
- Wake Forest University Alumni Council
- Member, Real Property Law Council, North Carolina Bar Association (1981-1983)
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