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William J. Corcoran

William J. Corcoran

Cooley LLP

Boston, MA, USA


Bill Corcoran advises on the federal and state income tax consequences of corporate and partnership mergers and divisions. He also represents leveraged buyout, venture capital, mezzanine and other alternative investment vehicles on formation and investment issues. Bill's practice includes assisting non-US investors in alternative investment vehicles formed to invest in equity, debt, real estate and infrastructure projects. He has extensive expertise in advising foreign sovereigns investing in the US. Bill also represents multinational corporations on financing, tax treaty planning, and other cross-border tax issues. He also has experience representing public and private companies involved in developing the exchangeable share structure and advises US investors investing in Canada through alternative investment vehicles.

Bill’s representative matters include:

  • Portfolio investment by a US investor in a Canadian corporation using exchangeable shares and designed to preserve Canadian controlled private corporation (CCPC) status
  • Acquisition of the stock and assets of a divisional business of a public corporation involving tax issues in the US, Canada and China
  • $300 million acquisition of the stock of a domestic Subchapter S corporation, together with the filing of a Section 338(h)(10) election to step-up the inside tax basis of the target corporation’s assets
  • Leveraged buyout of a US corporation by a Canadian buyout fund
  • Purchase of a publicly-traded corporation by another publicly-traded corporation involving US golden parachute tax rules and recently enacted deferred compensation tax rules

Education

  • University of ChicagoJD
  • Brandeis UniversityBA

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
William J. Corcoran is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Tax Concerns for Foreign Persons Investing in the U.S. (Inbound Investments) – Passive Investments & U.S. Withholding and Reporting - Basics of International Taxation 2017, Thursday, July 20, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Tax Concerns for Foreign Persons Investing in the U.S. (Inbound Investments) – Passive Investments & U.S. Withholding and Reporting - Tax Concerns for Foreign Persons Investing in the U.S. (Inbound Investments) – Passive Investments & U.S. Withholding and Reporting, Thursday, July 20, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Tax Concerns for Foreign Persons Investing in the U.S. (Inbound Investments) – Passive Investments & U.S. Withholding and Reporting - Tax Concerns for Foreign Persons Investing in the U.S. (Inbound Investments) – Passive Investments & U.S. Withholding and Reporting, Thursday, July 20, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Tax Concerns for Foreign Persons Investing in the U.S. (Inbound Investments) – Passive Investments & U.S. Withholding and Reporting - Tax Concerns for Foreign Persons Investing in the U.S. (Inbound Investments) – Passive Investments & U.S. Withholding and Reporting, Thursday, July 20, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Basics of International Taxation 2017, Friday, August 04, 2017, New York, NY
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