Harris Livingstain has extensive experience in estate planning and probate matters, including estate tax reduction techniques, succession planning involving owners of closely-held businesses and various post-mortem strategies. Harris also has experience in representing individuals and business entities before the Internal Revenue Service and the North Carolina Department of Revenue.Prior to joining McGuire, Wood & Bissette, from January 1993 through February 2004, Harris was associated with and a shareholder in another prominent Asheville, NC law firm where he represented clients in estate planning, probate matters and Federal and North Carolina tax controversies. From 1989 through 1992, Harris was Trial Attorney for the Tax Division of United States Department of Justice where he represented the interests of the United States in Federal tax matters. He has also served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology.Harris serves on the Boards of the Asheville Jewish Community Center and the Asheville Jewish Business Forum and he is a member of the Professional Advisors Committee of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Harris is also a participant of Leadership Asheville Class 32. Harris represents clients on a pro bono basis in conjunction with the MAVL program at Pisgah Legal Services, participated in the 2014 Wills for Warriors event sponsored by the NCBA and has spoken before the UNCA Family Business Forum, the Land of Sky Estate Planning Council and the College for Seniors at the UNCA Ollie Center on matters regarding estate planning and business succession.