Clayton R. Williams


Clay brings a practical and solution-driven focus when addressing client concerns. His wide-reaching background and practicality allow him to see the broader issues at hand whether he is helping a client structure compensation and benefit plans, or resolving plan compliance issues.

In today’s competitive labor market, benefits and compensation arrangements are critical for recruitment and retention. At the same time, compliance continues to present risks to employers as they adapt and adopt compelling benefit packages. Clay excels at being a warm and practical advisor that regularly helps businesses and their human resources professionals navigate these waters. This approach proves crucial when these same employers require assistance with corporate transactions, ensuring that the benefits aspects of a deal are both compliant and appropriate for all involved.

After graduating from Georgetown Law with his J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation, Clay spent several years in the Washington, D.C. area where he served on the City Council of Hyattsville, MD. Now back in Charlotte, he spends his time with his family and assisting with more Cub Scout activities than he expected. Clay also serves on the Board of The Learning Collaborative, a nonprofit located in Grier Heights that prepares underserved children and their families for success in school by providing a tuition-free, high-quality preschool education.

Clay plays the string bass and a few other instruments, and remembers a time when he could play them a lot more.