Poyner Spruill Welcomes Education Law Practice Group

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Manuel X. Colón

t: 919.783.2867

Manuel’s practice focuses on Trusts and Estates. He works with individuals and families on all aspects of their estate planning matters.

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Manuel is a member of the Trust and Estates division of our Business Section. He assists clients with a wide variety of matters, such as preparation of wills, asset protection trusts, GST trusts, and Charitable Remainder trusts. Manuel also helps guide executors and trustees through all facets of the estate and trust administration process.

In addition to his Trusts and Estates work, Manuel also assists businesses with their general corporate, succession planning, and tax planning needs. Moreover, Manuel is a veteran of the United States Navy who assists other veterans with obtaining the VA benefits they have duly earned.

Before joining Poyner Spruill, Manuel attended Campbell University School of Law, where he was a cum laude graduate and a Ben and Patrice Thompson Achievement Scholar.

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Campbell University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2022

Campbell University, M.T.W.M. summa cum laude, 2019

Old Dominion University, B.S., 2015

+Notable Accomplishments

Ben and Patrice Thompson Achievement Scholar

Norman Adrian Wiggins Estate Planning Award, 2022

+Professional & Community Activities

Minorities in the Profession (MIP) Committee of the NC Bar Association, Member of the subcommittee for increasing diversity in CLE panels

Wake County Estate Planning Council, Member

Estate Administration Manual Committee of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the NC Bar Association, Member

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the NC Bar Association, Member

Capital City Lawyer’s Association (a local, inclusive, voluntary bar association comprised primarily of attorneys, judges, and elected officials of color in Wake County, NC), Member

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