Williams Parker, based in Sarasota, Florida, is widely regarded as one of the state’s strongest independent firms. We serve a diverse client base, including businesses, business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and families, healthcare institutions, lenders, governmental entities, and nonprofits.
With Ally Law, we also advise national and international clients whose business interests bring them to this gateway to the Southeastern United States and Latin America.
Founded in 1925, our firm has built national-caliber capabilities, expanding our ranks to meet our clients’ growing and complex needs. We practice from a single office to create operating efficiencies for our clients and to maintain our hallmark collegiality. We have one of Florida’s largest, most sophisticated trusts and estates practices, as well as top-tier real estate, corporate, tax, employment, healthcare, intellectual property, and litigation practices.
We counsel clients on a full range of corporate and finance matters, including the following:
- Corporate and Business law
- Healthcare Law
- Intellectual Property
- Labor and employment
- Land use, development, and local government
- Litigation, including trials and appeals
The firm and its attorneys have received recognition in publications and rankings such as Martindale-Hubbell, U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Lawyers in America,” Florida Trend’s “Florida Legal Elite,” and Thomson Reuters’ “Super Lawyers.” Other honors that have recognized the excellence in our work include The Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards and The Fund President’s Circle and Top Contributor Award. The firm has also achieved American Land Title Association Best Practices Framework compliance certification.
Sarasota has a rich tradition of strong civic organizations and community engagement especially regarding community foundations and arts, cultural, and human services organizations. We are proud of the central roles played by our attorneys and staff forging some of the area’s most enduring and iconic institutions and leading organizations and initiatives responsible for the area’s good fortune and character. Our volunteerism generates long-term prosperity for our local community.
Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued two pieces of guidance—Revenue Procedure 2020-51 and Revenue Ruling 2020-27—reiterating its position that taxpayers cannot claim a deduction for any otherwise deductible expense if the payment of the expense results in forgiveness of a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan and clarifying the tax treatment for business expenses where a PPP loan is not forgiven in the year received.
We’re pleased to announce 14 of our member firms across 78 practice areas are listed in the 2021 edition of Best Law Firms in America.