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Gene Chianelli is a tax law attorney with more than 20 years of experience assisting private and public entities with state and federal tax policy, planning, and compliance. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association Tax Council and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, where he teaches advanced income taxation to law students and students enrolled in the school’s Master of Trust and Wealth Management program.
What I find most satisfying about being an attorney is doing an excellent job for my clients, thereby helping them achieve a goal vital to them.
I first knew I wanted to become a lawyer when I was a sophomore in high school. During that year, I was fortunate to intern for two attorneys who introduced me to the profession, but more importantly, opened my eyes to the “people-side” of the job – the people who are at the center of the work lawyers do. Helping people, putting my knowledge to work to help others – from that moment, I was hooked.
My first job was working at a pharmacy stocking shelves and delivering prescriptions. It taught me the importance of: 1) attention to detail; 2) punctuality; and 3) communicating directly with colleagues.
What I enjoy most is spending time with my wife and three children. Outside of that, I enjoy sports (spectating and participating), outdoor activities, music, and traveling.
The one personality trait I believe is essential for a good lawyer to possess would have to be the ability to relate well to other people. Of course, to do that – one needs to be an active listener and excellent communicator, as well as possess a natural curiosity. I believe my ability to relate well to people has enabled me to build lasting, trusting relationships with my clients.
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