William J. (“Bill”) Bryant
Bill Bryant was formerly a shareholder in the Birmingham, Alabama law firm of Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C., with which he is presently serving as “Of Counsel” as he transitions to retirement. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Alabama and his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Taxation degrees from the University of Alabama, School of Law. Bill’s law practice focused on a wide variety of corporate and business matters, including deferred compensation, equity based incentive plans and the purchase and sale of owner-managed businesses - with an emphasis on developing exit strategies for the family or closely-held business owner. He also counseled clients on various federal, state and local tax issues.
He is recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America®” for his work in the areas of Corporate Law, Tax Law, and Litigation and Controversy – Tax, and named by that publication as Birmingham’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy – Tax (2016 and 2021) and Tax Law (2019). He maintains a Martindale-Hubbell “AV Pre-eminent®” peer review rating and has been recognized by his peers in surveys appearing in various local publications.
A strong proponent of community service, particularly as it relates to public health advocacy, Bill is guided by the words of George Bernard Shaw, “You see things that are and say, ‘why?’ But I dream things that never were and say, ‘why not?’” Bill has served in leadership positions in various voluntary health organizations, including national level service as Chairman of the Board of the American Heart Association, Inc. and as Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.