William M. Joseph (Bill)

Bill Joseph is a member of the firm’s Business and Finance Practice Group. Bill focuses his practice on transactional tax matters, counseling clients on domestic and international corporate mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and joint ventures. He also regularly represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state departments of revenue. Industries in which Bill has represented clients include airlines, telecommunications, food manufacturers, insurance, banking and financial services, health care, technology, commercial and residential real estate development and venture capital.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

U.S. Income Taxation and Withholding on Sales of Partnership Interests by Non-U.S. Partners

Atlanta International Tax Study Group Virtual Meeting, February 23, 2021

FourBridges Completes Acquisition Of Color Burst Landscapes

by Staff Writer, The, December 17, 2020

Tax Provisions of the CARES Act – What You Need to Know

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Ex-Schulten Ward Tax Partner Joins Stites & Harbison

by Derek Major, Law, April 25, 2019

Proposed Border Adjustment Tax

Atlanta International Tax Study Group, April 2017

Taxation of Dividend Equivalent Payments under IRC Sec. 871(m) and New Proposed Regulations

Atlanta International Tax Study Group, 2014

An Overview of Proposed FATCA (Chapter 4) Regulations

Atlanta International Tax Study Group, 2012

Law Firm Partnership Agreements

Atlanta Bar Association Managing Partner Committee, 2012

Tax Issues in Acquisitions of Distressed Debt

Client Lunch & Learn, January 2012

Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Property Through Real Estate Investment Trusts

Atlanta International Tax Study Group, 2008

Acquisitions of Troubled Companies

Joint Program with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, 2002

Mergers & Acquisitions for Middle Market

Fulcrum Information Services Business & Tax Seminar, 2002


Fulcrum Information Services Business & Tax Seminar, 2001

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
New York
U.S. Tax Court
American Bar Association, Tax Section
Atlanta International Tax Study Group
More Than Stites & Harbison

Bill lives in Sandy Springs, Georgia with his wife, Helene and their Shetland Sheepdog, Cooper. Although Bill is a New York native and started his legal practice with a large firm in Boston, Massachusetts, Bill is an avid Atlanta sports fan, having raised his family in Atlanta. Since moving to Atlanta, Bill has been an active University of Pennsylvania alumnus, interviewing high school students applying to Penn. For many years, Bill spent most of his free time following his three sons’ exploits in baseball from youth baseball to college. Now that their baseball careers are over, he is looking for new hobbies (tennis and hiking being current contenders).


Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Tax Law (2021-22)

Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite (2012, 2014, 2016-20)

Georgia Super Lawyers® (2019-21)

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