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William L. Dennis

William L. Dennis


T (864) 751-7606
F (864) 751-7805

Mr. Dennis' work in the estate planning area concerns all aspects of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, including complex wills and trust arrangements, charitable foundations, and various valuation discounting mechanisms. Work in the estate planning area in many instances focuses on the unique planning opportunities associated with closely held family businesses and succession planning.

Mr. Dennis' work in the employee benefits area includes all types of tax-qualified plan arrangements, including pension and profit sharing plans, Section 401(k) plans, ESOPs, and ESOP-related financing and stock-purchase transactions. Mr. Dennis is also involved extensively with preparing and implementing various forms of non-qualified employee benefit arrangements.

General tax work includes numerous tax planning opportunities associated with business sales and acquisition, reorganizations, and the like. Mr. Dennis also has experience with corporate counseling, wealth and successional planning as well as health care transactional work for physicians and ancillary services companies.

  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Listed Estate Planning & Probate (2010-2016), Employee Benefits/ERISA, Tax (2010, 2011)
  • Selected by his peers as Greenville Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year (Woodward/White, Inc.), Employee Benefits-ERISA (2013), Trusts and Estates (2011, 2014)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Employee Benefits Law, Trusts and Estates, listed more than 20 years
  • Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite, Tax (2013, 2015, 2016)
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Certified specialist in both estate planning law and taxation law by the Supreme Court of South Carolina
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Thought Leadership


December 27, 2017
March 8, 2011
November 28, 2010


  • New York University, LL.M, Taxation, 1977
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1976
  • Wofford College, B.A., 1973
  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina Bar, Member Tax Section
  • American Bar Association, Member Tax Section

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