John G. Hodnette is an associate with the Firm’s Corporate group.  He practices primarily in the area of tax and business succession planning.  John represents entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, and small companies on tax-efficient and innovative gift tax, estate tax, and business succession plans to minimize taxes, preserve wealth, and manage risk. 

Prior to joining the Firm, John worked for KPMG’s mergers & acquisitions group in Uptown Charlotte.  John obtained his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law and his LLM in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he also served as an editor for the Florida Tax Review.  While at Wake Forest, he earned CALI awards in Partnership Tax and Mergers & Acquisitions.  While at the University of Florida, he received the book award in International Taxation I. 


  • Student editor of the Florida Tax Review
  • CALI awards in Partnership Tax and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Book award in International Taxation I
  • Represents clients in the formation and organization of corporations, limited liability companies, S corporations, and partnerships.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating limited liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and commercial contracts.
  • Assists business owners with planning, financing, and executing tax-efficient mergers and acquisitions, and other equity extraction and business expansion plans.
  • Provides clients with advice on income, partnership, and corporate, tax issues related to their business ventures and individual activities.


Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, IRS Collections Matters, 2019 Annual Review, Mecklenburg County Bar, February 7-9, 2019