William A. Gray

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC

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Peachtree Street 191
Atlanta 30303 GA US

William (“Bill”) Gray is a nationally recognized expert on employee benefits law issues who joined Ogletree in 1991, after having served as a partner in a large general practice firm. He focuses his practice on the design, establishment, and maintenance of qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation plans for employers.

Bill served on the Law Review at Emory University School of Law and has authored numerous articles since law school on such topics as employee benefits in takeover battles, the use of employee benefit plans in estate planning, and retirement plans for physicians.

He also speaks frequently to student, professional, and business groups on deferred compensation for executives, health and welfare plans, 401(k) plans, and other employee benefit matters.

For many years Bill served as an adjunct professor at Georgia State University. He has taught graduate level courses in both the College of Business and the College of Law. He retired from the classroom in 2009.

Education:

  • LL.M., Taxation, Emory University School of Law, 1982
  • J.D., with distinction, Emory University School of Law, 1976
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Presbyterian College, 1973

Admitted to Practice : Georgia

Experience:

Bill Gray focuses his practice on the design, establishment, and maintenance of qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation plans for employers. His practice extends beyond this, however, with experience in executive compensation, trustee representation, plan terminations, and the employee benefits aspects of corporate transactions.

In recent years Bill has assisted employers who have received, or are potentially liable for, large claims from multiemployer pension plans.

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association (Tax Section)
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Southern Employee Benefits Conference

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Peachtree Street 191
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