Bill co-founded the San Francisco office of Hales & George and has been a partner since 1989. He has advised thousands of clients on matters related to estate planning, business planning, trust administration, and probate. Bill’s legal career began after his award-winning service with the office of the U.S Secretary of the Interior and his career as a political consultant in Washington D.C and Virginia. His estate planning practice is focused on preparing revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and advance health care directives.

Bill also guides clients through business succession and liability protection matters where the formation of business trusts and limited liability companies may be beneficial. His trust administration work includes trustee representation, tax planning, preparation of petitions, and court appearances. Bill has authored numerous articles on estate and business planning, and regularly speaks at regional, national, and international events.
Bill earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and completed his undergraduate degree at George Washington University.




Practice Areas

Estate Planning, Business Planning, Trust Administration and Probate


State Bar of California

U.S. District Court Northern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit

Supreme Court State Bar of California


University of San Francisco, School of Law, San Francisco, CA, Juris Doctor 
George Washington University, D.C., Bachelor of Arts


California Notary Public

Professional Affiliations

Member, State Bar of California; Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section
Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member, Silicon Valley Bar Association