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Ocie F. Murray, Jr.

OCIE F. MURRAY, JR.

The Firm mourns the loss of a dear friend and colleague, Ocie F. Murray, JR. who passed away on May 29, 2022. Mr. Murray was an accomplished and respected attorney, having represented clients in range of areas including business transactions, tax planning, tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, as well as Estate Planning and Probate, during his long tenure in the practice of law.

Ocie was born and raised in Virginia. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Elon University in 1964, his law degree from The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1967, and a L.L.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. He was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1967 and the North Carolina Bar in 1971.

He began his career with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. He was a former IRS Trial Attorney with considerable skills and insight in the practice of law and dispute resolution. Ocie handled a broad and diverse range of business transactions, tax planning, and tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. 

Ocie entered into private practice in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1972. For the last 50 plus years, he has represented individuals and businesses in multiple areas of the law. He was well known in the North Carolina legal community for his expertise in taxation, trust and estate planning, probate, and corporate law. He was the Senior Partner in Murray and Craven, L.L.P.

Education

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1967
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • L.L.M. (Taxation) - 1969
  • Elon College
    • A.B. - 1964

Bar Admission

  • North Carolina, 1971
  • Virginia, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina

Practice Areas

  • Taxation
  • Business & Corporate
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Current Employment Position

  • Partner