Patrick Williams joined Bennett Thrasher as a Partner in 2006. Prior to joining the Firm, Patrick served as KPMG LLP’s national partner in charge of inbound US real estate tax services as well as partner in charge of the Atlanta real estate tax practice. In these positions he was responsible for tax consulting and compliance services for a wide range of real estate clients in the US and Europe.
Patrick works in the US real estate industry with a primary focus on issues facing domestic and foreign investors, developers and closely held real estate concerns. He has extensive experience with domestic and foreign investors, developers, contractors and managers involving commercial, retail, industrial, multi-family and single-family residential, land development, homebuilding, hospitality, resorts, multi-family affordable housing and golf course owners and operators.
Patrick is a member of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and was the organization’s 2005-2007 Director of Tax and Legal Information and a former member of the Tax Policy Committee of the Real Estate Roundtable. He graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor in Accounting and from Georgia State University with a Master in Taxation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA).