William J. Weiss

William J. Weiss

William J. Weiss

Bill Weiss, a partner in Goodwin's Tax Practice, advises U.S. and international clients on the tax aspects of corporate and partnership transactions, including tax-free reorganizations, spinoffs, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, equity-based compensation arrangements and the formation of joint ventures. In addition, he regularly advises sponsors, managers and investors on the tax aspects of the formation and operation of private equity, venture capital, real estate and hedge funds and the investments made by those funds.

Mr. Weiss serves as Chair of Goodwin’s Attorney Review Committee and Co-Chair of the firm’s GLBT Initiative.

Professional Activities

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Weiss practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Sidley & Austin in Chicago.

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J.D., 1989
Harvard Law School

(cum laude)

A.B., 1986
Princeton University

(summa cum laude)



New York
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