William A. Boatwright
Bill Boatwright is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm. As a member of the Business Division, he has a general practice in, but not limited to, the areas of non-profit organizations, estate planning and probate. He is also the former chair of the Tax/Transactions Department.
Bill's non-profit organization practice includes assisting charitable
and other organizations with their organization and qualification under
state law, and in securing tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue
Service. He represents a wide range of non-profit organizations, including
university-related entities, trade associations, amateur athletic
organizations, several prominent consumer credit counseling
organizations, a large Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association and a
number of private foundations organized for various charitable
purposes. His non-profit clients have included the Chicago Museum of Science and
Industry, Lincoln Park Zoo and several large metropolitan hospitals.
Bill's estate planning practice entails assisting individuals and
families with the tax-efficient transfer of property upon death, as well
as business succession planning for family-owned businesses where
multiple generations are involved.
With respect to his probate practice, Bill assists with the transfer
of a decedent's assets and in wrapping up final affairs. This practice
involves representing the decedent's executor and other fiduciaries
before the Probate Court, the Internal Revenue Service and the Iowa
Department of Revenue and Finance.