About Us

Griffing Leazer, located in Gastonia, North Carolina serves the greater Charlotte area. With over 45 years' combined experience, attorneys John Griffing and Emily Leazer have been helping businesses and individuals with business, tax and estate matters for decades. As CPAs with master’s degrees in business administration, both attorneys bring practical business and tax advice to our clients. Emily Leazer’s advanced law degree in taxation and John Griffing’s board certification as a specialist in Estate Planning with the North Carolina State Bar — combined with our vast experience — enables customized tax and business solutions.

Connecting with Clients

After 20+ years with a larger firm, we made the decision to establish a small boutique firm of our own, focusing on our collective expertise in tax, estate and bankruptcy matters. With a broad set of in-house skills, client-focused experience and advanced technology, we have the flexibility to work closely with a multitude of clients in person or virtually, saving our clients time and money.

Collaboration and Partnerships

Having practiced law in this area for so many years, we both are fortunate to have made connections and collaborative working relationships with some of our favorite attorneys. The strength of these partnerships overflows to our clients and we are able to facilitate arrangements that are friendly, seamless, and cost-saving — which we think is a great thing for our clients. We consider ourselves knowledgeable about the latest collaborative technology and educate other attorneys on the topic, including at the North Carolina/South Carolina Bar Association Tax Section annual meeting.

Our goal is to listen carefully and thoughtfully to our clients and advise them strategically for both the short and the long term. Let us know how we can help you and your business succeed: contact Griffing Leazer.

Meet Our Attorneys

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John Griffing focuses his practice on business, tax, and estate issues. He has over 30 years of experience in planning transactions and resolving and litigating controversies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and North Carolina Department of Re… Read More
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Emily Leazer focuses her practice on tax, corporate and estate issues. Emily has over 20 years of experience working closely with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), North Carolina Department of Revenue and other taxing officials solving clients’ t… Read More