Amelia Renkert-Thomas

Professor of the Practice

A tax, trusts and estates attorney by training, Amy co-founded Withers Consulting Group LLC in 2013, and prior to opening her consulting practice, was a Partner at the international law firm Withers Bergman LLP, where she co-chaired the firm’s Family Office Group. Amy comes from multi-generational businesses on both sides of her family. She succeeded her father and served as President of Ironrock, Inc.—a fifth-generation family-owned and managed producer of ceramic tile and thin brick located in Canton, Ohio—from 1990 to 2002. She remains closely involved with Ironrock as a director and officer. Her maternal grandfather founded Fisher Price Toys. Amy received her B.A. from Yale College, her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her LL.M in Taxation from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Amy started teaching Family Business: Ownership and Governance with the Family Enterprise Center at UNC in 2019.