William R. "Bill" Lane Jr.

William R. "Bill" Lane Jr.


Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2007

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

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William R. Lane Jr. is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tampa office and practices in the areas of trusts and estates, tax exempt organizations and family business succession planning. Mr. Lane is the North/Central Florida regional team leader for the firm’s Private Wealth Services Practice Group.

Mr. Lane works primarily in the areas of estate planning, family business succession planning, and resolution of disputes involving trusts, estates, their fiduciaries and beneficiaries. He served on the drafting committees for the Florida Trust Code, the Florida Power of Attorney Act and the Florida Limited Liability Company (LLC) Act. He is frequently called upon to lecture on estate planning topics.

Location

  • 100 North Tampa Street, Suite 4100
    Tampa, FL 33602

Education

  • University of Florida, graduated 1981
  • University of Alabama School of Law , graduated 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • All Children's Hospital - Board of Trustees; Planning Committee, Chair
  • All Children's Hospital Foundation - Former Chair
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section - Member
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) - Fellow
  • Tax Council of Tampa Bay - Member
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Tax Section - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Tampa (2022)
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law, Tampa (2019)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Tampa (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Estate Planning
  • Gift Planning
  • Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving
  • Planning for Closely Held Businesses
  • Probate
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax
  • Trust Administration

Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Lawyer of the Year, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Law and Psychology Review, Editorial Board
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Legacy Award, American Red Cross, Hillsborough County Chapter, 2008
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2007-2008
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2016
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

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