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Leading Authority on Nonprofits and Charities Joins Whiteford in Richmond

Date: August 27, 2019
Baltimore, MD – J. William Gray, a leading authority on charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations, has joined Whiteford, Taylor & Preston’s nationally recognized Nonprofit Organizations and Associations practice, resident in the firm’s Richmond office.  With nearly 40 years of experience, Gray advises on the formation of charities, business leagues, social welfare organizations, title-holders and other exempt entities, advising them on tax reporting, disclosure and corporate governance issues.  Additionally, he advises high-net-worth clients in their charitable gift planning.

“We are delighted to welcome Bill to the firm,” said Managing Partner Martin Fletcher.  “He is a highly regarded authority on nonprofit and charitable advisory law, in Virginia and nationally.”

A fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, Gray is a founding director and former president of the Virginia Gift Planning Council.  He recently served on the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners’ Board of Directors and is a frequent speaker at state and national programs on charitable giving, nonprofit formation, planned giving and compliance.

“We are thrilled and honored to welcome Bill in Richmond,” said Richmond Managing Partner Vern Inge.  “He has tremendous expertise in guiding nonprofits and charities in increasingly complicated operating environments.  And his arrival is a further sign of our rapid emergence as a full service resource for clients in the region.”

Whiteford has experienced rapid growth in Richmond since opening an office in July 2018, recently taking over a full floor of Two James Center.
About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: With over 170 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises.  Our growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.