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William D. Alexander

William D. Alexander

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Washington, DC, USA


William D. Alexander focuses on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, including U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, corporate restructurings and other business transactions. Mr. Alexander formerly served as associate chief counsel (corporate) of the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel. He had been with the Office of Chief Counsel since 1990, serving as associate chief counsel (corporate) since November 2001. In this role, he was the chief adviser to the IRS on interpretations of the corporate tax laws, such as provisions dealing with corporate mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, corporate-shareholder relationships, the use of corporate losses and consolidated returns of corporate groups. Mr. Alexander played a major role in the government’s development of published and private guidance, and in developing and implementing the IRS’ enforcement positions in these areas.

Mr. Alexander is a frequent speaker on corporate tax issues at bar association programs and other tax conferences.

Prior to joining the IRS, he worked in private practice in New York.

Education

LL.M. (Taxation), New York University School of Law

J.D., Columbia Law School B.A., Cornell University

Bar Admissions

Not admitted in District of Columbia; supervised by a member of the D.C. Bar

New York

William D. Alexander is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Last Lunch from a Hot Dog Stand — A Discussion of Recent IRC Section 355 Guidance, Thursday, August 18, 2016
Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies, Monday, October 24, 2016
Current Issues in M&A - Current Issues in M&A, Monday, October 24, 2016
Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web Last Lunch from a Hot Dog Stand — A Discussion of Recent IRC Section 355 Guidance - Last Lunch from a Hot Dog Stand — A Discussion of Recent IRC Section 355 Guidance, Monday, August 22, 2016
Web Segment  Web Segment Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016, Monday, October 24, 2016
Current Issues in M&A - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016, Monday, October 24, 2016
Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2017, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies, Monday, October 24, 2016
Current Issues in M&A - Current Issues in M&A, Monday, October 24, 2016
Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016, Friday, October 28, 2016, New York, NY
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2017, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Certain Tax Issues in M&A Transactions Involving Insurance Companies - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Acquisitions and Restructurings Involving Troubled Companies (November 29, 2016) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2017, Monday, February 13, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, December 06, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, New York, NY
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