William E. McClamroch, III

Areas of Practice

Business Law: Corporate/LLC, Banking, Taxation, Estate Planning, Employment, Technology/E-commerce


Phone: (865) 546-0500

Fax: (865) 525-5293

Email: WMcClamroch@emlaw.com


J.D., University of Tennessee, 1987

B.S., magna cum laude, University of Tennessee, 1983


Tennessee, 1987

U.S. Tax Court, 1988

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1989

U.S. District Court, 1989


Certified Public Accountant, State of Tennessee, 1982

Chairman, Corporation and Business Law Section—Tennessee Bar Association

Member, Task Force on Limited Liability Companies—Tennessee Bar Association, 1992

Member, Tennessee Limited Liability Act Revision Committee, 2007


Rocky McClamroch concentrates his practice in transactional work with a tax focus. His practice areas include the following:

  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Estate Planning
  • General Tax
  • Corporate Law
  • Banking

Rocky regularly counsels clients through matters like:

  • Business Formations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Reorganizations
  • Choice of Entity
  • Succession Planning
  • Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Partnership Taxation

While an undergraduate at the University of Tennessee, Rocky maintained a 4.0 GPA in his major, Accounting. Before obtaining his law degree, he was certified as a public accountant, and worked as an accountant throughout law school.

Rocky has been a frequent speaker at seminars educating the public and the bar on topics like estate planning, limited liability companies, and general taxation matters. His speaking experience includes engagements at the Tennessee Federal Tax Institute and the University of Tennessee’s S. B. Wolfe Federal Tax Conference. Additionally, he was an adjunct professor of a course titled Choice of Entity at U.T.’s College of Law for several years.

He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, and is a member and former Chairman of the Corporation and Business Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. As such, he played a key role in drafting the original Tennessee Limited Liability Company Act, as well as in drafting the Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Company Act. He is also a member of the Tax and Probate and Trust Law Sections of the TBA. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Member, Tax and Real Property Trust and Probate Sections), and is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.