William C. Kalmbach  III - Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, A Professional Law Corporation

William C. Kalmbach III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Mr. Kalmbach practices primarily in the business, estate planning, and taxation areas. He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa; his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Senior Editor of the Georgetown International Law Journal; and his LL.M. degree in estate planning from the University of Miami in 1996. Mr. Kalmbach was admitted to the bar in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Louisiana, and Texas in 1988, 1989 and 1990, and 1995 respectively, and practiced with the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Mr. Kalmbach joined the firm in 1990 and is a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist under the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and listed in The Best Lawyers in America.  He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He was named The Best Lawyers in America® from 2007-2012 for Trusts and Estates and Tax Law.  Best Lawyers named Mr. Kalmbach as "Shreveport Best Lawyers Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year"' for 2012 and "2013 Shreveport Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year." He is listed by SuperLawyers as having attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the area of Estate Planning & Probate.

Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D. 1988University of Miami

Client Comments

"Bill Kalmbach has guided me through the sale of one company I owned, as well as a buyout of two brother-in-law partners without a flaw. I highly recommend Bill and his firm."

-Mike Vasco
President & CEO

Office Location

333 Texas Street, Suite 1700
P.O. Box 22260
Shreveport, LA 71120-2260
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Shreveport Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates of the Shreveport Metro Area
William C. Kalmbach III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!William C. Kalmbach III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Tax Law
Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Family Businesses, Fiduciary Duties, Gift Planning, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Planning for Closely Held Businesses, Probate, Succession Planning, Tax, Trust Administration)