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We have worked long and hard to assemble a great group of dedicated people. We are committed to helping seniors protect their assets and legacies. We would love to hear from you. Ask us anything.

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Our Team


Our Attorneys

Greg McIntyre, JD, MBA
VA Certified and Elder Law Attorney

Greg McIntyre lives in Shelby, North Carolina (outside of Charlotte, NC) with his wife, Stefanie, and their 6 children. Greg initially became a lawyer to fight courtroom battles which he did for years. However, after working in an environment where the focus was always on the next billable hour, he started McIntyre Elder Law practice because he was interested in being more than just a lawyer. Greg was interested in making a difference in his clients’ lives.

Being a husband and a father taught Greg what was really important in life. Greg takes pride in building trust with his clients and feels they share the same values. Greg strives to help others leave a legacy to be preserved and to have a guiding hand in shaping their families’ lives.

Memberships and Associations

Greg is a veteran of the United State’s Navy and a member of the North Carolina State Bar Association. He is a member of ElderCounsel, a national network focused specifically on estate planning & wealth preservation.

Brenton Begley, JD, LLM
Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney

Brenton Begley graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with his BA in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he also earned awards in trial advocacy. During his time in law school, Mr. Begley served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Denning at the Wake County Family Court. Mr. Begley also received an LLM in Taxation from the prominent Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Attorney Begley’s background and experience in taxation allows him to assist clients in planning for the future in a comprehensive and effective manner.

Memberships and Associations

Brenton is a member of the North Carolina State Bar Association. He is a member of ElderCounsel, a national network focused specifically on estate planning & wealth preservation.


Our Executive Team

Stefanie McIntyre
Firm Ambassador

McIntyre Elder Law wants to introduce Stefanie McIntyre, Firm Ambassador. Stefanie assists with special events, including planning and manpower. She also assists

with civil cases, including drafting and filing. When Stefanie is not working part time, she enjoys being a stay at home mom to her six children. Stefanie has been married to Greg McIntyre for almost 19 years and has enjoyed working with the business from the ground up. Her hobbies include, cooking, gardening, and laundry.

Tiffany Blackburn
Communications Director

McIntyre Elder Law introduces Tiffany Blackburn our Communications Director. She manages communications personnel and all incoming and

outgoing communication. Tiffany loves being a mother and enjoys spending time with her 10 year old daughter.

Taylor Shelton
Long Term Care Medicaid Benefits Director

McIntyre Elder Law would like to introduce our Branch Office Administrator, Taylor Shelton. Taylor facilitates the meeting with clients and the attorneys, oversees the daily operations of the Charlotte office.

meeting with clients and the attorneys, oversees the daily operations of the Charlotte office.

Dianne Thackerson
Probate Director

McIntyre Elder Law would like to introduce its Probate Director Dianne Thackerson. Dianne worked for the Cleveland County Clerk of Court for 28 years. She is married Jesse Thackerson and they have 3 beautiful daughters and 8 grandchildren.

Sonja Rodden
Firm Operations Manager

McIntyre Elder Law is proud to introduce its firm manager, Sonja Rodden. Sonja works hand in hand with Greg McIntyre to keep the office running smoothly and efficiently. Sonja oversees the

daily activities at the firm and assist the staff with daily workloads. Sonja has strong leadership and interpersonal skills that allows her to constantly grow, while motivating the staff to reach their career and personal goals.

Carrie Green
Estate Planning Case Manager

McIntyre Elder Law wants to introduce our Estate Planning Case Manager, Carrie Green. Carrie has a banking background and an education in Accounting and Human Resource

Management. Carrie has been with our firm since 2015 and works from her in-home office. She drafts estate planning and deeds but also assist where needed in benefits. Carrie is from Clover, SC and currently resides with her husband and son in Sharon, SC.

Jessica Bush
VA Benefits Director

McIntyre Elder Law is proud to introduce our VA Case Manager, Jessica Bush. Jessica has a long work history in Logistics and Operations. Jessica joined our team in August 2018.

In her spare time, she loves to craft and spend time with her family. She resides in Cleveland County with her husband, Chris. Together they have 4 children, and 3 grandchildren.

Melissa Balestra
Estate Planning Case Manager

McIntyre Elder Law would like to introduce Estate Planning Case Manager, Melissa Balestra. Melissa grew up in a beauty shop with my grandmother. Many of her customers would often say that

she had an “old soul”. At the age of eight, Melissa enjoyed hearing the stories of how it was ‘back in the day’. When Melissa first began working as a Paralegal in Estate Administration/Probate, she remembered her heart breaking for the client and their loss. She would send cards to help lift their spirits. Everyone at some point in their life is going to lose someone close to them. When that time comes, it is devastating to the loved ones left behind. Often, the question then arises, “What is next?” and that can be daunting. Melissa loved being that person who assures them that she will be there one hundred percent along the way to help with the ‘what’s next’. Being there for clients through such a hard process gives me great satisfaction. It is there that she had found her calling as a care manager. There are more and more people in this world who have no family, no trusted friends or advisors. Some people never get married, some never have kids. They have watched everyone in their family pass on. This is where Melissa envision helping. She is there for you every step of the way.

Mary Kale

McIntyre Elder Law would like to introduce one of our Long Term Care Planning Benefits Case Workers, Mary Kales. Mary is responsible for preparing & filing medicaid applications for our clients

who are in need for special assistance or long term care medicaid. Mary also worked in our Communications Department, prior to her position as Benefits Case Worker. She has a background in Business and Healthcare and has a passion in caring for others. After residing in Monroe, NC for the last 15 years, she now calls Lincolnton her home.

Kelly Stroud

McIntyre elder law would like to Introduce our communications specialist, Kelly Stroud. Kelly works in our communications department while working hand and hand with all

other departments to make sure excellent services are delivered to all our clients. Kelly is born and raised in Shelby NC and just received her bachelors degree from Appalachian State University. Outside of work you can find Kelly exploring the alluring mountains of North Carolina where she enjoys hiking and admiring the beautiful scenery while having the privilege of being a dog-mom to her gleeful and spirited puppy!

Ayana Cannon

Ayana brings an array of experiences to her role as a Communications Specialist at McIntyre Elder Law. As a native of Shelby NC, she recognizes her southern charm as the

cause for her love of good conversation, strong relationships, and organizational skills. In her spare time you can find her making natural skincare products, socializing with friends, or listening to music

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