What Services Do You Offer Your Clients? (Video)
What Services Do You Offer Your Clients? Transcript:
I help folks by drafting wills, estates, trusts, trust administration—it goes really well with my real estate practice because those are typically instances where if you’re working with people on the front end you’re able to help them.
Those tend to be happy interactions, or at least planned interactions with lawyers and so those are good opportunities while people are thinking ahead to help them protect and plan for events that will happen for their family. This is one of the areas that focused in when I was law school.
Shortly after I graduated from law school I went through a process with AARP. They have a legal referral service and that’s an area that I have kept up to date my entire time practicing law. If you look at AARP’s website they have a very short list of lawyers that they will actually endorse. And so I’ve been lucky enough to be on that website and to be one of the attorneys in the state of North Carolina, one of the few attorneys in the state of North Carolina they actually endorse and refer clients to. That’s been a privilege as well.
Darin Meece was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He grew up in Durham and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in History. After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Law he returned home to practice in 1995. Since then, Darin has handled both residential and commercial real estate transactions, as well as a variety of civil litigation matters and misdemeanor traffic and criminal cases. An area of special interest has been estate planning (including wills, trusts and related documents) and estate administration for families who need help settling the final affairs of their loved ones. From that focus has grown an additional concentration in Elder Law, including Medicaid and long-term care issues.
Darin lives in Durham, where he has been a lifelong member and now deacon at The Summit Church. He has enjoyed teaching 6th grade Sunday School for 5 years. Over the past several years, travel has become a passion, and has taken him to several parts of Africa, as well as Asia, including two trips to Indonesia. No matter how far he goes, however, nothing has replaced home away from home in Emerald Isle. While in Durham, he stays busy with school activities as well as the lives of his three children and wife, Tori.