Tim Vitollo lives in North Charleston, South Carolina with his wife, Tara Edwards-Vitollo, and his two daughters, Hannah Grace (“Gracie”) Vitollo, age 3, and Savannah Joy Vitollo, age 1.
Tim grew up in upstate New York and met his wife Tara, a native of North Charleston, in 2004 while they both were students at Liberty University in central Virginia. Tim was unable to resist the lowcountry’s weather, beautiful landscapes, sweet tea and southern charm, and Tara had no desire to live anywhere other than the lowcountry.
Tim completed the coursework for his Juris Doctor degree as a visiting student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, and has practiced primarily in the areas of estate planning, tax, probate and real estate since he was first admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2007. His work experience includes drafting wills and revocable trusts, preparing tax returns for trusts and various business entities, advising executors and conservators, drafting deeds and other real estate documents, and contesting and defending the validity of wills and non-probate transfers. He later received his Master of Laws degree in Estate Planning from the University of Miami in 2009.
Tim is admitted to the South Carolina Bar and the Virginia State Bar, and has published articles in the Real Property Trust and Estate Law Journal, Probate and Property Magazine, and the ABA Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section E-Report. He was a member of the South Carolina Bar Trust Code Revision Committee from 2009 to 2012, where he served as the primary drafter of South Carolina’s trust decanting statute, codified at S.C. Code Section 62-7-816A.
Tim and Tara are members of Faith Assembly Church in Summerville, South Carolina, and in his spare time, Tim enjoys spending time in Charleston with his family shopping, dining, and going to the beach.
- Tax Relief, Unemployment Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, summary prepared by the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the ABA Real Property Trusts and Estates Law Section, January 2011 (contributor).
- Tax and Estate Law Changes Provide Opportunities for Young Lawyers, 24 & Prop. 6 (January/February 2010) (discussing portability and decanting).
- The Taxpayer Certainty and Relief Act of 2009: A Preview of Portability, RPTE eReport, August 2009, http://www.abanet.org/rpte/publications/ereport/2009/4/TE_Vitollo.pdf.
- Uniform Trust Code Section 503: Applying Hamilton Orders to Spendthrift Interests, 43 Real Prop. Tr. Est. L.J. 169 (Spring 2008) (one of the winners of the ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law’s 2007 Law Student Writing Contest).
- “Introduction to Innocent Spouse Relief,” authored as a student clinician at the MSU College of Law Tax Clinic, Fall 2005, http://www.law.msu.edu/clinics/tax/innocent_spouse_pub.html.
Tara Edwards-Vitollo lives in North Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Tim Vitollo, and her two daughters, Hannah Grace (“Gracie”) Vitollo, age 3, and Savannah Joy Vitollo, age 1.
Tara was born at Roper St. Francis Hospital in downtown Charleston, as a fourth generation Charlestonian. Tara grew up in North Charleston and graduated from Northside Christian School, and then met her husband Tim while they both were students at Liberty University in central Virginia. Tim grew up in upstate New York, and Tara was able to lure Tim to the lowcountry (very easily).
Tara received her Juris Doctor degree from Liberty University, and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2013. Prior to law school, Tara worked as a legal assistant for a personal injury attorney, as a residential real estate agent, and temporarily as the interim speaker and tours coordinator at the Trident United Way. Tara has practiced primarily in the area of family law since being admitted to the South Carolina Bar.
Tara and Tim are members of Faith Assembly Church in Summerville, South Carolina, and in her spare time, Tara enjoys spending time in Charleston with her family shopping, dining, and going to the beach.