Our Attorneys

William J. Yaeger Jr.

WILLIAM J. YAEGER, JR.Bill is the senior partner of Herndon, Morton, Herndon & Yaeger where he began practicing in 1975 with founding partners, the late Richard G. Herndon and Judith A. Herndon. He has extensive experience in estate and gift planning, tax matters, trust administration, mergers and acquisitions, investment and financial matters, corporate and commercial transactions and has advised large and small businesses, professionals and other individuals in many areas that impact their business, life and families.

On behalf of his clients, Bill has negotiated and executed purchases and sales of multi-million dollar businesses and has been a longstanding and trusted advisor to large non-profit and for-profit organizations. Medical, legal, accounting and other professionals have sought Bill’s advice in estate planning, forming and growing their practices and dissolution.

Bill provides counsel on corporate and individual tax matters, strategic legal counsel to public and private businesses and advises clients in day-to-day corporate governance and compliance issues. He has experience in a wide range of issues bearing on business succession planning, qualified retirement plans, trusts, estates, taxes, corporate matters and oil and gas leasing.

Professional & Court Admissions

Admitted to practice in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, United States Tax Court and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.