Will Gallagher is a partner at HunterMaclean and practices in the areas of trusts and estates, taxation, and corporate law. He has experience in estate planning, trust and estate administration, federal tax issues, and tax matters affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.

Will practices in HunterMaclean’s Savannah and St. Simons Island offices and is actively engaged in both communities.

Will graduated Order of the Coif and cum laude from Villanova University School of Law. 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.


Ones to Watch: Corporate Law, 2021-2022

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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31 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Thirty-one attorneys from HunterMaclean were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022. Founded in 1983, Best Lawyers is an annual publication that recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their areas of practice.

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HunterMaclean Announces New Partners: Patrick L. Barkley and William J. Gallagher, III

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that Patrick L. Barkley and William J. Gallagher, III, were recently elected as partners by the voting shareholders of the firm.

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