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Bill has more than 23 years of experience working in both public accounting and industry.  Bill specializes in cross-border tax planning and has extensive experience in structuring and due diligence for multinational acquisitions, seller-side strategies for multinational dispositions, cross-border partnership planning, planning for foreign-owned U.S. businesses, and post-acquisition restructuring.  Bill also did a one-year rotation as the “U.S. Desk” for a “Big 4” accounting firm in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  His experience includes in-depth industry experience in oil and gas exploration and production, beer brewing, bottle and container manufacturing, auto and auto supplier manufacturing, chemicals and fibers, and offshore services.  Bill also has significant experience in FAS 109, U.S. international tax compliance, and transaction-related tax return disclosures.

Bill has taught the cross-border mergers and acquisition course for a “Big 4” firm, was an adjunct professor at Cooley Law School, and frequently speaks on international tax topics.

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Ode on the Grecian Mining Tax Court decision
According to a recent Tax Court ruling, foreign partnership investors who have recently sold or are planning to sell their interest may be able to make refund claims for prior transactions taxed under Revenue Ruling 91-32.
William W. Henson
Blog August 09, 2017 1 min read
Regulatory rollback could prove a boon to taxpayers
The Treasury Department has identified complex or burdensome 2016 tax regulations, several of which govern international transactions. Based on public comment, the Treasury Department is considering a rollback.
William W. Henson
Blog August 07, 2017 2 min read