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William Rhame



Rhame & Perna, PLLC

D (972) 851-5910

Summary of Experience

William V. Rhame is currently Managing Partner and has over 35 years’ experience in the public accounting profession. He has gained a variety of high level experience in numerous industries from real estate and financial institutions to manufacturing, retail, wholesale and distribution. He primarily specializes in providing business and tax consultation services on structuring and tax planning matters for large real estate groups, financial institutions, numerous wealthy family groups, entrepreneurs, partnerships, and corporations involved in numerous business interests. In addition, Bill has significant experience in consulting start-up businesses, acquisition/disposition/operations involving commercial and residential real estate, and analyzing financial aspects of business and investment opportunities.

Prior to forming the Firm in 2007, Bill was a Tax Partner at McGladrey & Pullen/RSM McGladrey. He was the tax partner in charge of numerous real estate groups, approximately 50 financial institutions, several hedge funds, venture capital groups, wealthy family groups and automobile dealership conglomerates as well as several operating services and manufacturing businesses. The Dallas office of McGladrey was established in 1999 as a result of the acquisition and/or merger of Bill’s predecessor firm, Wallace Sanders & Company. Bill and his three partners were responsible for building up the firm to fifty professionals and being named one of the “Top 25 Accounting Firms” in America by “Bowman’s” for four straight years prior to the merger.

Prior to joining the predecessor firm to McGladrey in 1991, Bill was a Senior Tax Manager with Ernst & Young. During his eight-year tenure with this firm, he was a National Office Resident of the firm’s National Partnership Tax Specialty Group. This full-time position entailed providing consultation services to offices throughout the country on partnership structuring matters, writing memoranda and articles on new legislation and technical developments, developing practice aids for firm–wide use in the partnership tax area, and writing comments to the U.S. Treasury Department concerning new regulations.

Bill was also National instructor of his predecessor firm’s advanced partnership tax seminars as well as seminars on issues relating to real estate transactions. His experience has been put to use training others in some of the most complex areas of the tax law.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Member of the Dallas Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting – Sam Houston State University

  • Masters in Taxation – The University of North Texas

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