J. William Rose, Jr.

J. William Rose, Jr.: Attorney with Butler Snow LLP
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  • One Federal Place, 1819 Fifth Avenue North, Suite 1000, Birmingham, AL 35203
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Bill has practiced law for over 40 years in the areas of taxation, business, estates, and white collar criminal defense. He has been recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America.


Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
•Litigation: General Commercial - Alabama, 2014
Best Lawyers in America
•Tax Law Lawyer of the Year - [Birmingham, AL], 2014
•Estates and Trusts, 2006-2018
•Commercial Litigation, 2011-2018
•Tax Law, 2003-2004
Super Lawyers
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2016
•Alabama Super Lawyers, 2008-2015
•AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated, 1983-2017
•Best of the Bar, Birmingham Business Journal, 2005
•Founding Director, Birmingham Bar Foundation

Civic Involvement

•Birmingham Metropolitan YMCA, Board of Directors
•Duke Alumni Club of Central Alabama, President

In the News

•Butler Snow Attorney J. William Rose, Jr. Appointed to Alabama Code of Ethics Reform and Clarification Commission
•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•Firm Ranked #2 for 2016 Healthiest Employers by BBJ
•Butler Snow Donates $50K to Birmingham Museum of Art
•18 Lawyers From Dwindling Johnston Barton Join Birmingham, Ala., Office of Butler Snow
•Butler Snow Expands Birmingham Office - 19 Attorneys Join

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Organization and Capital Formation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax
  • White Collar, Compliance and Government Investigations
  • Corporate Finance & Securities
  • Business Torts and Unfair Competition
  • Corporate Governance
  • Healthcare Regulatory and Transactions
  • Estate/Trust Fiduciary Litigation
  • Estate Administration/Probate
  • Wealth Transfer Planning (Domestic)
  • Tax Controversy
  • State and Local Tax
  • Taxation of Businesses
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(205) 297-2235  Phone
(205) 297-2201  Fax
University Attended:
Duke University, B.A., 1967
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., 1971; New York University, L.L.M., Taxation, 1972
Year of First admission:
U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Courts, Alabama: Northern, Middle; U.S. Court Of Appeals, 5th Circuit; 11th Circuit; 1971, Alabama


American Bar Association

Taxation Section

Alabama Bar Association

Tax Section


Birmingham Bar Association


Executive Committee

Grievance Committee


American Health Lawyers Association

University of Alabama Federal Tax Clinic

Board of Directors

Alabama State Bar's Permanent Code (Ethics) Commission


Reported Cases:
Experience: Practiced law for over 40 years in areas of taxation, business, estates, White Collar Criminal Defense and probate litigation.; Significant experience in probate litigation, corporate, partnership, individual and estate tax planning and transactions, business succession planning, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and joint ventures, and Federal and State tax litigation, including proceedings before U.S. Tax Court, the United States District Courts and Courts of Appeal.; Recent experience: Very favorably resolved substantial corporate opportunity litigation on behalf of minority shareholder plaintiff.; Represented individual before IRS and FBI accused of structuring bank deposits so as to avoid currency transaction reporting requirements: no indictment, charges dismissed.; Represented two former HealthSouth executives (not Mr. Scrushy) who were indicted separately, one of whom was acquitted on all counts after a month-long jury trial; the other's indictment was dismissed with prejudice.; Represented multiple bank officials targeted by Office of Comptroller of the Currency and U. S. Justice Department. All cases closed without indictment.; Represented brokers before S.E.C., FINRA and FBI, and conducted Sarbanes-Oxley corporate internal investigation for public Fortune 500 corporation.; Resolved favorably two U.S. Tax Court cases.; Represented companies and individuals in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as parallel civil and criminal proceedings.

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