J William Gray

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McGuireWoods LLP
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800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219
United States
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Bill Gray is a partner in the Richmond, Virginia office of McGuireWoods LLP, where his law practice focuses on tax-exempt organizations, charitable giving, and estate planning and administration. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Rutgers University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. Bill is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a founding director and former president of the Virginia Gift Planning Council, and a lurker and occasional contributor to CGP Link discussions. He is also a frequent speaker on estate planning and charitable topics and has appeared on recent programs of the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Southeast Regional Meeting, UNC’s J. Nelson Young Tax Institute, and CGP affiliate councils in Virginia, North Carolina, Boston, and Washington, DC.
Past CGP Board, CGP Conference Speaker
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Title of Presentation 1
50 Ways to Lose Your Deduction
Presentation Description
Description of the tax rules governing charitable gift receipts and appraisals, with illustrations of several of the creative ways that donors and their advisors can mess up the documentation and forfeit substantial tax deductions
Title of Presentation 2
UPMIFA: The Best Friend Most Charities Don't Know They Have
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An overview of how the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, now the law in 49 states and DC, provides guidance to charity boards on investment and expenditure decisions, permissible spending from endowments, and ways to remove or modify outmoded restrictions on gifts.
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Gift Design, Administration, To be determined with Council
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