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William G. Cavanagh

William G. Cavanagh

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York, NY, USA


Bill Cavanagh, co-chair of the Norton Rose Fulbright US tax group, specializes in corporate, partnership and international tax matters.  He advises a broad array of U.S. and multinational clients on a wide variety of U.S. and cross-border tax issues.  In recent years, he has worked extensively with clients in structuring and negotiating significant domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, project finance transactions, securities offerings, financings and securitized loan transactions.  He has also represented clients in numerous tax controversy disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and with various state and local tax authorities.

Mr. Cavanagh has written extensively on tax issues and is a frequent speaker at  tax conferences and seminars around the country.  He makes  annual presentations to the Practicing Law Institute and has been a featured speaker for a number of years at  the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation and the USC Gould School of Law Tax Institute. He is serving as co-chair of the 2018 NYU Tax Institute and has served as chair of numerous other tax conferences.

Mr. Cavanagh is listed in Chambers, Legal 500, Superlawyers and the Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisors.  He received his law degree from George Washington University and an LL.M. (Taxation) from the New York University School of Law.  Mr. Cavanagh previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Arthur L. Nims, III, United States Tax Court.  He is a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

William G. Cavanagh is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Tax and Tax-Related Provisions of U.S. Stock Purchase Agreements - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Negotiating Taxable Acquisition Agreements: Tax Traps for the Unwary (and the Wary Too!) (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Negotiating Taxable Acquisition Agreements: Tax Traps for the Unwary (and the Wary Too!) (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018 , Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters What Happens When Tax Mistakes Are Made—Equity in the Tax Law - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Tax and Tax-Related Provisions of U.S. Stock Purchase Agreements - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Selected Seller and Buyer Issues, Including Negotiating and Drafting Tax Provisions in Acquisition Agreements - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Selected Seller and Buyer Issues, Including Negotiating and Drafting Tax Provisions in Acquisition Agreements - Selected Seller and Buyer Issues, Including Negotiating and Drafting Tax Provisions in Acquisition Agreements, Monday, October 22, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Selected Seller and Buyer Issues, Including Negotiating and Drafting Tax Provisions in Acquisition Agreements - Selected Seller and Buyer Issues, Including Negotiating and Drafting Tax Provisions in Acquisition Agreements, Monday, October 22, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Selected Seller and Buyer Issues, Including Negotiating and Drafting Tax Provisions in Acquisition Agreements - Selected Seller and Buyer Issues, Including Negotiating and Drafting Tax Provisions in Acquisition Agreements, Monday, October 22, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Friday, October 26, 2018, New York, NY
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