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.

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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.

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Bill helps families efficiently transfer control of their businesses to the next generation of owners as it relates to income, gift and estate taxes.

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Bill counsels foundations and the families that own them on a variety of complex, tax-related matters that are unique to foundations.

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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.

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Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Tax Law and Trusts & Estates Law (1993-2017)

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)

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The 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 50 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
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Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 39 lawyers, representing 46% of the firm’s attorneys,...(read more)
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Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 38 lawyers, representing 43% of the firm’s attorneys,...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 34 lawyers,...(read more)
Business North Carolina Business North Carolina magazine publishes annually the " Legal Elite " -...(read more)
The Best Lawyers in America Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to...(read more)
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Nine Brooks Pierce attorneys were selected by their peers to North Carolina's Legal Elite 2009 ,...(read more)
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