Bill McNairy counsels businesses and the families that own them on issues related to tax law, trusts and estates, and tax saving strategies. He also advises businesses on various corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and going private transactions.
Bill counsels businesses through complex tax saving strategies and represents clients in cases related to mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions of businesses. Bill takes an integrated approach to his practice, and often counsels on a variety of other legal issues, such as securities and environmental matters, that arise during his representation.
Bill’s practice is unique in that he practices in both corporate tax and partnership tax. Bill counsels a variety of partnerships, including LLCs and real estate developers, on complex, tax-related issues.
Bill helps families efficiently transfer control of their businesses to the next generation of owners as it relates to income, gift and estate taxes.
Bill counsels foundations and the families that own them on a variety of complex, tax-related matters that are unique to foundations.
Bill represents his clients on evaluation disputes related to estates and gifts. An experienced litigator, he represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Tax Court, the United States District Court, the United States Fourth Circuit of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Tax Law and Trusts & Estates Law (1993-2018)
Recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in Tax/Estate Planning Law (2002, 2005-2007, 2009-2010, 2013-2014) and Business Law (2003, 2011)
Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Tax Law (2006-2014)