Stefanie C. Pupkiewicz-Busch

Stefanie focuses her practice on estate planning and trust and estate administration. Stefanie advises individuals, families, and businesses on succession planning both within the confines of probate and outside of it. She works with clients to find the smoothest path to accomplish their specific goals whether that is minimizing probate costs and tax burdens, optimizing charitable giving, or accommodating unique family dynamics. Prior to joining the firm, Stefanie served as a combat correspondent in the Marine Corps and a Judge Advocate in the Air Force. She also clerked in felony criminal court, worked on an International Criminal Court prosecution, and served as a domestic violence prosecutor.


  • Advised and drafted wills and powers of attorney for deploying servicemembers to provide some piece of mind as they headed down range.


University of Denver Sturm College of Law (LL.M. Tax Candidate)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law (J.D. 2014)

University of Maryland University College (B.S., 2010)

Pasco-Hernando State College (A.A., 2007)


North Carolina (2020)
Air Force Court of Appeals (2016)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (2016)
Colorado (2014)



  • Marine Corps League – Detachment 1417
  • Military Officers Association of America – Western North Carolina Chapter


Super Lawyers®, North Carolina Rising Stars- Estate & Probate (2023)

Best Lawyers® in America (2023)

ABA 20th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge, 1st Place (2021)


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