William E. “Bill” McLeod, LL.M. (Tax), JD, CPA
Bill McLeod practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, corporate and partnership taxation, business entity formation (including tax-exempt organizations), as well as sales, mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions, and tax controversy matters.
He is a member of The Mississippi Bar and the South Central Mississippi Bar Associations, (Member, Trusts and Estates, Taxation, and Business Law Sections, past Chair of the Estates and Trust Section (2017-2018), past Chair of Business Law Section (2010-2011), past Chair of Taxation Section (1999-2000), and Member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Bill received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Millsaps College. Prior to law school, Bill worked for the international accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick. Bill received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1993, where he was the Associate Editor of Casenotes of the Mississippi Law Journal and a member of Phi Delta Phi. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida College of Law in 1994.
Bill is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and is BV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Bill is a member of the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg, served as its President for 2010-2011, is serving on its Board of Directors, and served as Assistant District Governor for District 6840 from 2014 to 2016. He is also a member of Main Street United Methodist Church where he serves on the Finance Committee, the Administrative Council, and as Chair of the Planned Giving Committee.
Bill served as Chair of the Legacy Society for the Forrest General HealthCare Foundation, served on the Investment Committee for the USM Foundation, and served as Chair of the Advisory Board for USM’s Partners for the Arts.
In his free time, Bill enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching football and movie, and traveling.