Erin B. Patterson

Erin B. Patterson

Charlotte, North Carolina

Erin moved to Charlotte from New Orleans after receiving professional degrees in both accounting and the law. After several years counseling national corporate clients in the realm of public accounting, she sought to bring her business and legal acumen to small business owners and families right here in the Carolinas. Passionate about the necessity of a personalized estate plan and guiding families through the probate process, she enjoys truly connecting with clients and helping them achieve what can often be perceived as daunting tasks at the outset. These same skills easily transition to her corporate practice where entrepreneurs seek advice on beginning, operating, or winding down their businesses.

Away from the office, Erin loves college football, international travel, and exploring the Dilworth neighborhood with her husband, Brad, and two children, Clare and Colin.

Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Joined Stewart Law, P.A. in 2012
  • Former Senior Tax Associate with PwC, LLP, 2009 - 2011
    • Advised tax directors at Fortune 500 companies on complex areas of state tax law related to corporate income, franchise, sales and use taxes
    • Provided oversight of audits, voluntary disclosures, private letter rulings, and planning opportunities
    • Ushered twenty clients through the North Carolina Resolution Initiative state tax amnesty program with resulting savings of approximately $30 million in penalties

Year Joined Firm

  • 2012

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Trusts & Estates
  • 50% Corporate & Transactional Law

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2009


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Graduate Diploma in Civil Law – 2009
  • University of South Carolina
    • B.S.Business Administration magna cum laude - 2006
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law, Taxation Section, Member
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Associations of CPAs

Past Employment Positions

  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP, Senior Tax Associate, 2009 - 2011