William A. Curran
  1. Partner

Mr. Curran is a partner in Davis Polk’s Tax Department. He regularly advises public and private clients on federal income tax aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and spinoffs. His practice also focuses on cross-border internal group restructurings for multinational corporate groups.

Work Highlights

  • GE in the spin-off of GE Transportation and its pending 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 pending $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

Of Note

Professional History

  • Partner, Davis Polk since 2017
  • Associate, 2009-2017

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • B.A., Economics/Government, Dartmouth College, 1998
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2009
    • magna cum laude