William Pauls

Washington National Tax | Corporate Tax Group

Principal | Deloitte Tax LLP

William Pauls

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William provides innovative solutions to a broad array of complex federal tax issues faced by multinational corporate clients, with a particular focus on practical design and seamless implementation. He regularly advises clients with respect to structuring corporate reorganizations, stock, and asset acquisitions and dispositions, spin-offs and other corporate separations, internal restructurings, reinsurance transactions, and other transactional matters. William also offers clients analysis concerning the application of the consolidated return regulations and resolves multifaceted federal tax issues unique to insurers and reinsurers, including issues associated with the life-nonlife consolidated return regulations, the dual consolidated loss rules, and the federal excise tax under section 4371.

William is a frequent speaker on a variety of federal tax subjects at conferences throughout the United States and Canada, including meetings of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section, Tax Executives Institute events, the Federal Bar Association’s Insurance Tax Seminar, and the Insurance Tax Conference. He also regularly contributes articles discussing corporate tax and consolidated return issues to Tax Notes, Law360, Tax Management Memorandum, Daily Tax Report, and Corporate Taxation, among other publications.

William earned an LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center, a law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he was designated a Notre Dame Law School Scholar and also served as Symposium Editor for the Notre Dame Law Review, and an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining Deloitte, William was a partner in the federal and international tax practices at an international law firm. He also served as an attorney-advisor for The Honorable Mary Ann Cohen of the United States Tax Court.

William Pauls