White & Case (New York)

J. William Dantzler

White & Case (New York)
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William Dantzler has been working at White & Case since 1995. He works on domestic and international corporate tax matters, structuring for public and private equity mergers and acquisitions, and other international transactions. William Dantzler helps clients tackle the tax complexities inherent in their US and international corporate affairs. In mergers and acquisitions, often with a cross-border dimension, he helps to develop customized structural solutions that best accommodate the tax needs of sellers or facilitate future tax savings for acquirers. He also provides tax opinions in respect of tax-free transactions. He also leads teams that provide advice on the US and non-US tax laws that apply to the ownership and use of intellectual property and supply chain optimization. He serves as principal outside tax counsel to several US public companies and as principal US tax counsel to several non-US companies. He also advises non-US companies forming or recapitalizing US subsidiaries and branches.

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Gregory Pryor, J. William Dantzler The US Supreme Court of Delaware affirms termination of merger agreement due to the inability of a party to deliver a necessary tax opinion (Energy Transfer / Williams)


Resolving a dispute surrounding one of the largest M&A deals of 2015, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Delaware Chancery Court’s decision allowing Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. to terminate its proposed acquisition of The Williams Companies, Inc. due to the inability of Energy (...)

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