is a member of Bingham's Tax Group. His practice encompasses all areas of federal taxation, with a special emphasis on partnership taxation. He was one of the founding partners of McKee Nelson, which joined Bingham in 2009.
Bill served as tax legislative counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1981 to 1983. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Tax Counsel.
He was a law professor at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1969 to 1981. He also was a visiting professor in the Graduate Tax Program at the New York University School of Law from 1975 to 1977.
Bill is co-author of the treatise Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners
(Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 4th edition, 2007), and also co-authored Structuring and Drafting Partnership Agreements: Including LLC Agreements
(Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 3rd edition, 2003). He is a frequent speaker at seminars around the country on the subject of partnership taxation and has written numerous articles.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review
Bill has been named one of the leading practitioners in the field of taxation by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business
since 2000 and by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
since 2002. He is featured in the Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisors
, and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America
for the last 20 years.
- Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia
- Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1969
- Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1966