William M. Matthews

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Business Law; Taxation; Estate Planning & Wealth Management

“I love problem solving, and giving clients advice that can only come from experience to help them make informed decisions.”

Lawyers as counselors. As one of the three founders of DMQ, Bill Matthews has built his practice on the deep conviction that a lawyer is also a counselor. In the Business Law, Taxation, and Estate Planning and Wealth Management practice groups, Bill considers his clients’ legal problems within the wider context of their businesses and lives, and advises them on a broad array of issues to help them prosper. Bill’s perspective is especially valuable in the estate area, where he often deals with complex cases. In estate planning, Bill helps clients look to the future and project likely outcomes so they can make informed decisions about protecting their legacies. In estate administration, Bill demonstrates sensitivity to family dynamics in working through difficult inheritance questions and preserving family unity.

A problem-solver. An inveterate problem-solver, Bill aims to bring matters to resolution and not perpetuate litigation. He is committed to achieving the best results possible for his clients at the lowest cost possible. Since almost all legal problems have tax implications, Bill utilizes his advanced degree in taxation (LL.M.) to identify tax issues and represent clients more effectively. In his role as a counselor, Bill parlays his experience in helping clients make the choices that are right for them to prevent future problems. His goal is always to act in his clients’ best interests.

Professional Organizations

  • Member of the Taxation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council
  • Member of the Fiduciary and Taxation Sections of the State Bar of Georgia


Honors & Awards

  • Selected by other lawyers and Georgia Super Lawyers magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in the list of Georgia Super Lawyers in 2004
  • AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney with Martindale Hubbell


Outside the Practice

Bill was born in Washington, D.C. Away from his practice Bill enjoys family life with his wife, an artist, and their daughter and grandson; he counts teaching first grade Sunday school as one of his most significant experiences.

 

 

 

Bar Admission

Georgia, 1968
Texas, 1966

Education

New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1967)
University of Texas (LL.B., 1966)
Washington & Lee University (B.S., 1963)