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William A. Curran


Advises on federal income tax aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A deals and global financings and restructurings.

Public and private clients turn to Bill for guidance on the federal income tax aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and spinoffs. He also advises on financings and restructurings that span the globe.

Bill is recognized by Chambers USA

Experience highlights

  • Livent on its $10.6 billion merger of equals with Allkem
  • Truist on its $1.95 billion sale of a stake in Truist Insurance to Stone Point Capital
  • Sun Pharmaceutical on its acquisition of Concert Pharmaceuticals
  • Nuvei on its $1.3 billion acquisition of Paya Holdings and related financing transactions
  • SSW Partners in its $1.525 billion sale of Veoneer Active Safety business to Magna
  • Williams in its acquisition of MountainWest natural gas transmission and storage business
  • CrowdStrike Holdings in its acquisition of Reposify
  • Numerix in its acquisition by GenStar Capital
  • Elliott Advisors in its sale of AC Milan to RedBird Capital Partners
  • Bristol Myers Squibb on its acquisition of Forbius
  • PepsiCo on its acquisition of Rockstar Energy Beverages
  • Danaher in the IPO carve-out and spin-off of its dental business, Envista
  • GE in the spin-off of GE Transportation and its Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Wabtec
  • GE in the strategic realignment of GE Capital
  • Aetna on numerous transactions, including its $77 billion acquisition by CVS Health, $7.3 billion acquisition of Coventry Health Care and its acquisitions of Bswift, Prodigy Health Group, Payflex Systems and Medicity and its disposition of Missouri Care
  • Baker Hughes on its combination with GE Oil & Gas
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Chambers USA – Tax, New York, Up and Coming


J.D., New York University School of Law
  • magna cum laude
  • Notes Editor, New York University Law Review
B.A., Economics/Government, Dartmouth College

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2009

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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