Reid Williamson practices exclusively within the Firm’s estates and trusts fiduciary practice group and concentrates in the areas of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, probate, estate and trust administration, fiduciary law, drafting wills and revocable trusts, life insurance trusts, QPRTs, IRA planning, powers of attorney, health care directives, irrevocable trusts, and family partnership planning.
Reid focuses on the creation and administration of advanced family estate plans, trusts and estates, and planning techniques involving family partnerships, limited liability companies, and various types of complex trusts. Reid has significant experience advising client families about the estate or trust administration process and counseling during litigation and other disputes among or between beneficiaries and/or executors and trustees. Reid consults and represents fiduciaries, such as executors and trustees, in all areas including litigation. He also frequently serves client families by serving personally in various fiduciary roles for them, such as executor, trustee, or conservator.
Reid is an estate planning attorney with more than thirty years of experience. From 2000 to 2007, he was an attorney, equity owner, and senior vice president of a locally-owned investment advisory firm with assets under management in excess of $400 million. Reid was a partner at HunterMaclean prior to 2000 and returned to the Firm in 2007.
Originally from Savannah, Reid attended the Savannah Country Day School and the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, before graduating magna cum laude from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science in 1982. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1985.
Chatham County Board of Jury Commissioners: Past Chairman
Leadership Savannah: Class of 2004
Rotary Club of Savannah: Past Member
Savannah Country Day School: Booster Club, Past Secretary
Junior League of Savannah: Community Board Member
Society of Colonial Wars: Past Board Member
Executives Association of Savannah: Past Member
Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated
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HunterMaclean partners with Junior Achievement to help build tomorrow’s business leaders. Attorneys teach in local classrooms, speak at Career Day, and bring students to the firm on Job Shadow Day. The firm also sponsors Junior Achievement through its golf tournament and annual gala.
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HunterMaclean helped lay the groundwork for the Telfair Museum of Art to build the new Jepson Center, a sleek, contemporary building on Telfair Square in downtown Savannah. The Jepson successfully bridges the city’s historic architecture with its vibrant future, serving as a centerpiece of Savannah’s cultural community.
Savannah Magazine: Time for 'The Talk'
Transitioning to retirement living can be as much of a challenge for families as it is for their elders. In this article by Savannah Magazine, HunterMaclean attorney Reid Williamson discusses the three legal documents that everyone needs to have in place: a last will and testament, a power of attorney, and an advanced directive for healthcare.
J. Reid Williamson III Joins HunterMaclean's Estates and Trusts Practice Group
HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that attorney J. Reid Williamson III recently rejoined the law firm’s Estates and Trusts practice group. His practice will concentrate in the areas of probate, estates, trusts, fiduciary law, wills and real estate.
An experienced probate and estate planning attorney, Williamson most recently served as senior vice president at Fiduciary Services Corporation in Savannah. His accomplished career also includes work as a partner at HunterMaclean from 1995 to 2000, and at a predecessor law firm from 1985 to 1995.
Georgia Bar Association: Fiduciary Law Section
Savannah Bar Association
Savannah Estate Planning Council: Past President