William G. Newsome III: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

William G. Newsome III

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Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.
Phone803.253.8268

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Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer Planning
  • Federal Taxation
  • Tax
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Corporate
  • Health Care
 
University Francis Marion College, B.S. in Economics, 1988
 
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1991; University of Florida School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1992
 
Admitted1991, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals
 
Biography

Billy Newsome practices in the areas of taxation, wealth transfer planning, trust and estate administration, and exempt organizations.

A native of Hartsville, South Carolina, Mr. Newsome received a B.S. degree in economics from Francis Marion College, attending as a Francis Marion Scholar. He received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a Roy Webster Scholar and a member of the Order of the Wig and Robe. He also received a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida School of Law.

He and his wife Kim and their daughters Ann and Emily are active members of Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

Career Highlights

· Certified Specialist in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court

· South Carolina Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization Advisory Board Member (2008-present, Chair 2011-present)

· Best Lawyers in America, Trust and Estates (2008-present)

· Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers, Estate Planning and Probate Law (2010-2013)

· Greater Columbia Business Monthly's "Legal Elite" (2010 and 2012)

· Nexsen Pruet Board of Directors (2008-present)

· In 2005, The State Newspaper named Mr. Newsome as one of the 20 Under 40 Business Leaders in the Midlands

· Leadership Columbia - Class of 1999

· Eastminster Presbyterian Church Board of Deacons/Chair of Finance Committee (2006-2008)

· Oliver Gospel Mission Board of Directors (Past Chair/Former Board Member)

· Family Connection of South Carolina Board of Directors (Former Board Member)

News

77 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that 77 attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America for 2014.

Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super Lawyers® List for South Carolina
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce the attorneys who have been listed in the 2013 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®.

16 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Listed in "Legal Elite of the Midlands" for 2012
Sixteen Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been listed in Columbia Business Monthly's 2012 "Legal Elite of the Midlands."

Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America® list for 2013.

Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Four Named to 2012 Super Lawyers® List for South Carolina
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that twenty-four attorneys have been listed in the 2012 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®.

62 Attorneys Named to the 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®
Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that 62 of its attorneys have been named to the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers®.

Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Sixteen Named to 2011Super Lawyers® List for South Carolina
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that sixteen attorneys have been listed in the 2011 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®. Those attorneys practice in firm's Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Myrtle Beach offices.

Newsome to Chair Advisory Board for SC Supreme Court Commission
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that partner (member) Billy Newsome has been named Chair of the Estate Planning & Probate Law Specialization Advisory Board.

Magazine Names Twelve Attorneys to "Legal Elite" List
Twelve Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been listed in Greater Columbia Business Monthly's "Legal Elite" for 2010.

Client Alert - IRS Special Relief Program for Small Charities that Have Not Filed the Form 990-N (e-Postcard)
The Internal Revenue Service is now offering a one-time special relief program for small charities that are at risk of losing tax-exempt status.

Fifty-nine Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America®; Five Practice Areas Listed Among Top in the Carolinas
Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that 59 of its attorneys have been named to the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers®.

Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized by Their Peers
Nineteen Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named to the 2010 list of South Carolina Super Lawyers®.

Publications

Client Alert: 2010 Tax Act Provides Portability to Reduce the Estate Taxes Paid by Couples
The IRS is offering a new way for surviving spouses to reduce their estate tax bill if their spouse passed away after December 31, 2010.

Client Alert: The Taxation Treatment of Employer-Provided Cell Phones
The Internal Revenue Service has issued long-awaited guidance that clarifies the taxation treatment of employer-provided cell phones or other similar telecommunications equipment.

Client Alert: A Low Cost Option to Voluntarily Reclassify Workers
In September, The IRS announced the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP), a voluntary initiative allowing taxpayers the opportunity to change the prospective classification of their workers at a low cost. Taxpayers seeking to apply to the VCSP for the fourth quarter of 2011 must act quickly to meet the initial deadlines set by the IRS.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Elective Share

Civic & Professional Memberships

· South Carolina Bar

· Richland County Bar Association

· South Carolina Bar Foundation

 
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Office Information

William G. Newsome III

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201




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