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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.


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:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Certain Tax Issues in M&A Transactions Involving Insurance Companies - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, October 21, 2015
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Acquisitions and Restructurings Involving Troubled Companies - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2016, Monday, February 22, 2016
Web Segment  Web Segment Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2016, Wednesday, February 24, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Wednesday, February 24, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Wednesday, February 24, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2016, Wednesday, March 02, 2016, New York, NY
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