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William D. Alexander

William D. Alexander

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Bill 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.

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, Friday, October 27, 2017
Current Issues in M&A - Current Issues in M&A, Friday, October 27, 2017
Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
On-Demand Web Briefing  On-Demand Web Briefing 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 Current Issues in M&A - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Thursday, February 22, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Current Issues in M&A - Current Issues in M&A, Friday, October 27, 2017
Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies, Friday, October 27, 2017
Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Certain Tax Issues in M&A Transactions Involving Insurance Companies - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Tax Attributes and Consolidation - Tax Attributes and Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Acquisitions and Restructurings Involving Troubled Companies (December 7, 2017) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Monday, February 26, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Chicago, IL
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2019, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2019, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Chicago, IL
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2019, Wednesday, December 04, 2019, Los Angeles, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitons, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2019, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, New York, NY
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