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William A. Curran

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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.

Experience highlights

  • VG Acquisition Corp. on its approximately $3.5 billion merger with 23andMe
  • cxLoyalty Group Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its Global Loyalty division to JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Novo Nordisk A/S on its $1.8 billion acquisition of Emisphere Technologies Inc.
  • Raytheon Technologies in connection with its sale of Forcepoint to Francisco 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
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division in its acquisition of Boyd Corporation
  • 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
  • Tyson Foods on its acquisition of AdvancePierre Foods
  • Solvay in connection with its acquisition of Cytec, its acquisition of The Chemlogics Group, divestiture of its Eco Services business and the formation of its torrefied biomass joint venture
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Education
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
  • Partner, 2017-present
  • Associate, 2009-2017
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