William H.D. Fones Jr., shareholder in the Memphis office, concentrates his practice in taxation law. His practice includes federal and state tax planning associated with acquisitions and mergers, corporations, non-qualified executive compensation, partnerships, financial institutions, real estate investment trusts and regulated investment companies. He has handled federal and Tennessee state and local tax controversies at the administrative level and in court. In connection with the representation of closely held businesses, he has participated in a number of family tax planning transactions, including family limited partnerships, insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts and other forms of grantor trusts.
Prior to joining the Firm, William Fones was a law clerk with the United States Claims Court, Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit, and Tax Law Specialist in Exempt Organizations for the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service.