William J. Gallagher, III

William J. Gallagher, III: Attorney with HunterMaclean



Will Gallagher practices in the areas of trusts and estates, taxation, and corporate law. He has experience in estate planning, trust and estate administration, probate, business succession planning, family partnership planning, fiduciary law, federal tax issues, and tax matters affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.

Will practices in HunterMaclean’s Savannah and Brunswick offices and is actively engaged in both communities.

Will graduated Order of the Coif and cum laude from Villanova University School of Law in 2012. He also earned an LL.M. in taxation from Villanova University School of Law. While in law school, Will served as an editor for the Environmental Law Journal and interned with Judge Juan R. Sanchez in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also served as the recruitment chair of the Tax Law Society and as a class representative for the Villanova Student Bar Association.

Community Involvement

Civitan International

Leadership Glynn: Class of 2013-2014

Historic Savannah Foundation: 13th Colony

Telfair Museum of Art: William Jay Society

Publications & Presentations


National Estate Planning Week Encourages Proactive Planning

For National Estate Planning Awareness Week, attorney Will Gallagher discusses the importance of having an up-to-date estate plan.

Plan Ahead to Avoid Disputes Among Your Beneficiaries

Less than 50 percent of American adults have a completed estate plan. Even less have up-to-date plans. If you have an estate plan in place, you are already ahead of the curve. In this article for Elegant Island Living, attorneys Dave Burkoff and Will Gallagher share some advice on how to prepare a thorough estate plan.


Proactive Estate and Financial Planning for Professionals

Presented by William J. Gallagher, III, to the Glynn County Young Lawyer’s Division of the Bar on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, on February 25, 2016.

Estate Planning 101

Presented by William J. Gallagher, III, for Staff Development Day at the Southwest Chatham Library in Savannah, Georgia, on October 13, 2014.


Attorney Will Gallagher Joins HunterMaclean’s Corporate and Tax Group

Attorney Will Gallagher recently joined the firm’s Brunswick office as an associate and is part of HunterMaclean’s Corporate and Tax Practice Group.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Corporate Taxation
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Taxation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
912.262.5996  Phone
912.279.0586  Fax
University Attended:
Emory University, B.B.A., Accounting, with distinction, 2009
Law School Attended:
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2012; Villanova University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2012
Year of First Admission:
2012, Georgia

Professional Affiliations

Savannah Estate Planning Council
Savannah Bar Association
Glynn County Bar Association


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Brunswick, Georgia

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