Gregory S. Williams

Of Counsel


Greg Williams’s practice emphasizes estate planning and business law and he counsels clients on preserving assets for family members and charitable organizations, and all aspects of forming, operating and transitioning family and closely held businesses. He is a board-certified specialist in estate planning and probate law and a frequent lecturer to professional and industry groups on estate planning and asset protection.

Greg is a past president and past member of the board of directors of the Kiwanis Club of Greensboro. He is also a member of the Greensboro Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. Greg is actively involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), which helps raise awareness to the organization and the disease. He previously served as Corporate Walk Chair for LLS’ “Light the Night” fundraiser and earned the top fundraiser award in multiple years.

  • University of Virginia, B.A. (1987)
  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary, J.D. (1990)

Representative Cases

  • Developed and implemented a variety of estate planning and estate tax reduction strategies for individuals and professionals, from straightforward wills and trusts to more complex strategies of sales and gifts to grantor trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and various charitable strategies, including charitable remainder trusts and private foundations.
  • Developed and implemented plans to structure assets from potential creditors of physicians and other healthcare professionals, often including the use of statutory and constitutional exemptions, retitling assets, various trusts and limited liability entities.
  • Handled the negotiation and drafting of business documents for many healthcare practices, including shareholder buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, corporate formation and governance documents, leases, and various agreements between the practices and hospitals and surgical centers.