William J. Butler - McDermott Will & Emery

Overview


William (Bill) J. Butler focuses his practice on estate planning and probate administration matters. Bill counsels family groups and individuals on all aspects of wealth transfer planning, with an emphasis on formulating estate plans that maximize and protect wealth while minimizing transfer taxes. Bill is the global head of McDermott’s Private Client Group and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.

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Recognitions


  • Chambers High Net Worth 2021 – 2022, Band 2 in Illinois: Private Wealth Law and USA Nationwide: Private Wealth Law
  • The Best Lawyers of America 2013 – 2023, Trusts and Estates
  • Leading Lawyers Network 2010 and 2015

Community


  • Horizons for Youth Leadership Council

Credentials


Education
Northwestern University School of Law, JD, 1987
DePauw University, BA, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, 1982

Admissions
Illinois
Wisconsin
Michigan