- LL.M, highest distinction, Loyola Law School, 2009
- J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 2008
- B.A., M.S., Michigan State University, 2005
Neil Williams is a member of the firm’s business section and has been practicing law since 2009. His practice focuses on corporate counseling, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and taxation.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mr. Williams’ practice consists primarily of representing his clients on all aspects of private-company mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and restructurings. He has significant experience advising closely-held businesses, private equity funds and family offices on both buy-side and sell-side transactions. As part of this representation, Mr. Williams regularly leverages his tax background to develop and execute transaction structures that allow his clients to reach their business goals in a tax efficient manner.
Mr. Williams serves as outside general counsel for a number of his clients. In this role, he advises both newly-formed and mature businesses on general business law matters, including entity formation, ownership agreements, commercial contracts and tax planning.
Federal Income Tax
Prior to joining Miller Johnson, Mr. Williams worked in the tax practice of a “Big 4” public accounting firm. He has experience in a broad range of transactional and day-to-day federal income tax matters, including with respect to C-corporations, S-corporations and partnerships.
Professional Affiliations, Activities and Honors
Mr. Williams is admitted to practice in Michigan, Illinois and California. He is a member of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association and the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
Mr. Williams was named a SuperLawyers Rising Star in 2017 and 2018.
Mr. Williams received an LL.M. in Taxation with highest distinction from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Prior to receiving his LL.M., he earned a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School as well as a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from Michigan State University. Mr. Williams is married to an attorney and together they have three sons.