Neil D. Williams is an member in the Business Section.  He focuses his practice on transactional and business planning matters, with an emphasis on taxation.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Mr. Williams has significant experience advising both public and private clients on the taxation of domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and restructurings.  He has advised clients through the entire M&A life cycle, including pre-close negotiations, due diligence and structuring as well as post-close integration and tax attribute management.

Federal Income Tax / Real Estate Tax
Mr. Williams has experience in a broad range of federal income tax matters, including with respect to “C” corporations, “S” corporations, partnerships and real estate investment trusts.  He has advised business clients on day-to-day tax planning and annual compliance matters and also advised real estate clients on the formation and operation of real estate partnerships and real estate investment trusts.

Business Matters
Mr. Williams counsels many business clients on both day-to-day and long-term planning matters, including commercial contracting, business formation, succession planning, tax exams and tax litigation.

Professional Affiliations, Activities and Honors
Mr. Williams is admitted to practice in Michigan, Illinois and California.  He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Taxation Section and the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Mr. Williams was named a SuperLawyers Rising Star in 2017 and 2018.

Education/Personal
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.  During law school, Mr. Williams interned with the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel.  Mr. Williams is married to an attorney and they have three sons.