Bill concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of taxation, corporations, partnerships, and pensions and benefits. He also works with the firm's economic development group.  He is active in community and charitable affairs, and has been involved with and served on the boards of several local charitable foundations.

Bill's practice also includes nonprofit and exempt organizations.  He works with these groups on formation, application for exempt status and consulting on nonprofit issues.

Community & Professional

  • North Carolina Bar Association - Tax Section Council, Chairman (2001-2002)
  • Earlier.org

Outside Maynard Nexsen

Bill Rocks

Seriously. He says "Playing guitar is relaxing for me. I enjoy working on tunes together with my guys. I frequently play with a client, a couple of golfing buddies, and a few others.  I primarily play a six-string electric guitar, but I have two six string acoustic electrics, a twelve string acoustic electric, and then three purely electrics."

He goes on to explain "I learned to play guitar in my bedroom when I was 14 years old. I stole my sister's guitar and taught myself to play it. At the time, I was playing violin, so I had some musical experience, but am primarily self-taught."


  • Corporate/Tax Practice Group Leader for Maynard Nexsen
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Tax Section Council, Chairman (2001-2002)


  • Named among Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in Business Law; 2012, 2017, 2019
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law, Since 2007
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers® - Tax, Business (2013-2014, 2016-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • 2008 Top Impact Law Leaders - Business Leader Magazine, August 2008



  • State Bar: North Carolina
  • U.S. Tax Court
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