Bill Hinds is engaged primarily in a tax and business practice with emphasis on transfer taxation (estate, gift and generation-skipping) planning. His estate practice includes preparation of wills, trusts, limited partnerships and other estate planning entities, as well as estate and trust administration. His tax practice involves general tax advice and planning, as well as handling controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, both at the administrative level and the Tax Court. His business practice involves representation of non-public entities with equity ownership from one to more than 200 persons or entities. He also represents a number of individual clients who have substantial assets.
Mr. Hinds is a Fellow in the American College of Probate and Trust Counsel and has been a frequent speaker on taxation at institutes and seminars for many years. He is past President of the Section of Taxation of the Alabama Bar Association and a former officer and member of the board of directors of the Estate Planning Council of Birmingham. He is listed in the Best Lawyers of America under three categories: Trusts and Estates, Tax and Corporate Law. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., a Coca-Cola bottling entity with operations in six states.