William M. Rich, a partner of Holland & Knight LLP, practices in the areas of trusts and estate, corporate,
and commercial real estate. He has thirty-two years of experience
in these areas. He has been a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council
since 1980 and has lectured often on estate planning topics. He represents
a number of closely held businesses in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area
and, in that regard, provides corporate and tax advice to such clients.
He has represented a number of publicly held and closely held businesses
in connection with commercial real estate transactions of all types.
Mr. Rich is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern
District of Georgia; the U. S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit;
and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association
(Taxation, Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections); the State Bar
of Georgia (Fiduciary Law Section and Real Property Section; Atlanta
Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section; past chairman of the Legal
Economics Section); the Atlanta Bar Association; the Bryan Society;
and the Lawyers’ Club of Atlanta.
In his community, Mr. Rich serves as a member of the Board of Trustees
of Marist School, Inc. He was Chairman of the Board of Catholic Social
Services, Inc. from 1981 to 1991. He is past President of the Parkside
at Chastain Homeowners’ Association. He has also been active
in fund raising for United Way. Mr. Rich earned his B.A. in 1964 from
the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. in 1968 from Emory University,
where he was an executive editor of the Journal of Public Law and a
member of the Bryan Honorary Society.