Bill Levy is a partner in the Tax Group, ranked in Band 1 for its Chicago practice by Chambers USA. Bill has been listed as a leading lawyer each year since 2014 in Chambers USA. In the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, clients praised Bill as a “consummate professional” and is further commended as “diligent, thoughtful, creative, timely and responsive.” He has also been listed as a “leading lawyer” in The Legal 500 United States for US Taxes: Non-Contentious every year since 2012.
Bill focuses his practice on complex tax matters relating to real estate transactions, corporate restructurings and corporate finance. He has advised clients on public and private limited partnerships, public and private real estate investment trusts and other real estate funds and operating companies. He has represented REITs and other real estate operating companies in their formation, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, financings, complex joint ventures, as well as in-bound and out-bound investments, and has more than 20 years of experience in securitization of almost every asset class. Bill has also advised U.S. based multinational companies with regards to worldwide tax planning, inbound investments, and effective rate management.
Admissions & Qualifications
- University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.1988Associate Editor, University of Chicago Law Review
- University of PennsylvaniaB.A.magna cum laude1984