William M. Claytor


William M. “Bill” Claytor was born in March 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee and spent most of his youth in St Louis, Missouri. He attended Rhodes College in Memphis, earned a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Memphis in 1964 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis in 1969. From 1970 until 1973, he worked for the Internal Revenue Service. In April 1973, he joined the firm. Bill is former President of the Mecklenburg County Bar, a former State Bar Councilor and a current member of the N.C. State Bar Disciplinary Hearing Commission. Bill is the former Chairperson of the Central Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees, a long-time supporter of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, and has served actively in the leadership of St. Johns Baptist Church in Charlotte. His practice areas include Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Elder Law, Corporate Law and Tax Law.

Bar Admissions:
Tennessee, 1969
North Carolina, 1972
U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1972
U.S. Tax Court

University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, J.D. – 1969
University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, M.A. – 1964, Major: Economics
Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, B.A. – 1963, Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Mecklenburg County Bar Association, President, 1996 – 1997
26th Judicial District Bar Association
North Carolina State Bar

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