Biography

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.