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H. William (Bill) Palmer, Jr.

Retired Partner

Bill is one of the founding partners of the firm. He worked with Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, L.L.P. (now K&L Gates LLP) from 1988 to 1992 on the Corporate/Tax team. Prior to Kennedy Covington, from 1984 to 1988, Bill worked for Ernst and Young in its Tax Department. He and Buddy Kirk founded Kirk & Palmer, P.A. in 1992. Until his retirement from the firm in September, 2018, Bill’s practice was concentrated in the areas of taxation, corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, estate planning and estate administration.

Bill is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).



Previous Experience

Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, L.L.P. (now K&L Gates LLP), Charlotte, North Carolina
Ernst and Young, Charlotte, North Carolina


Campbell University School of Law, J.D. summa cum laude, 1984
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. in Accounting, 1978

Bar Admissions

North Carolina

Professional Associations

North Carolina Bar Association
Mecklenburg County Bar