William J Weiss

William J. Weiss

William J. Weiss
New York
+1 212 813 8815

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 a member of the firm’s Inclusion Advisory Committee.


  • Great Hill Partners in its acquisition of a controlling equity stake in Clearwave Parent, Inc. at an enterprise value of $300 million

Areas of Practice

Professional Activities

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




Harvard Law School

(cum laude)

Artium Baccalaureus1986

Princeton University

(summa cum laude)



  • New York
  • Illinois
  • California

Recognition & Awards

Mr. Weiss is recognized by Chambers USA 2021 for his work in Tax.