I was finishing my M.B.A. at Winthrop University at the time of my mother’s death from cancer at her young age of 51. During this time, I took an elective course in Estate Planning and was instantly intrigued with the idea of helping people going through life’s biggest tragedy – the death of a loved one. Growing up in Rock Hill, South Carolina with plans to move to Charleston after law school, I graduated from what was then South Carolina’s only law school – The University of South Carolina. During my time at U.S.C., I took every course available in Estate Planning, Estate Administration and tax law and became a member of the South Carolina State Bar in 1997.
Charlotte rather than Charleston was my future and I began my career in Estate Planning in 1997. While I worked in the trust and planning department in the wealth management groups within First Union, I became a member of the North Carolina State Bar in 1999. It was time to go to work in a law firm! After one year at a firm, I decided I could give my clients my undivided attention and better service if I was a sole practitioner.
I opened the Law Office of Deni C. Pifer, P.C. in 2003, married my husband Bobby in 2004 and have since had a son and a daughter. Every person I help is someone’s wife, husband, son, daughter, mother, father, brother and/or sister. Planning for the inevitability of death is never easy, and making decisions as to whom, what and how can be overwhelming. Even worse can be losing someone you love. Having to deal with the probate process and administer an estate can be frustrating at best. I LOVE my job because I can help ease the burden of planning and of administration. I really do care about my clients and that their planning and/or Estate Administration is done in a responsible, timely manner. Most of all, I want to make certain my clients’ assets pass to their loved ones in the way my clients want their legacy to pass, no matter how big or how small – it all matters.