LEX A. WATSON, II, Partner.  Following graduation from law school, Mr. Watson worked with an investment banking concern in Durham, North Carolina, specializing in the field of real estate syndications.  He joined Merritt Watson in 1984 and became a partner in 1988.  Mr. Watson is married with three children and enjoys golf and sailing.

General Practice Areas

  • Taxation
  • Business Planning
  • Estate Planning


  • Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) – Emory University, 1983
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D., cum laude) and Editor of the Law Review – Campbell University, 1981
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science – Campbell University, 1978

Memberships/Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  •  American Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1983
  • North Carolina, 1981