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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 Chattanoogan.com, December 17, 2020

WEBINAR: COVID-19 and Your Business — What You Need to Know

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 360.com, 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

Valuation

Fulcrum Information Services Business & Tax Seminar, 2001

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Georgia
Massachusetts
New York
U.S. Tax Court
Memberships
American Bar Association, Tax Section
Atlanta International Tax Study Group
Education
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).

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

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

Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite (2012, 2014, 2016-21)

Georgia Super Lawyers® (2019-21)

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Press Releases

Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite 2021 Honors Bill Joseph

ATLANTA—Georgia Trend magazine has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney William M. (Bill) Joseph as one of its 2021 Legal Elite in the category of Taxes, Estates & Trusts. This is the eighth time Joseph has earned the Legal Elite honor.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 02, 2021
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Press Releases

Dan Douglass and Bill Joseph Recognized in 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Dan Douglass and Bill Joseph were recently honored in the 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 04, 2021
Client Alerts

The New Stimulus Package and the Next Round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Appropriations Act”), one of the longest bills ever passed in the history of the U.S. Congress, was signed into law on December 27, 2020. This legislation provides approximately $900 billion in new stimulus funding, of which $284 billion has been allocated to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).

by Brian A. Cromer, Luke F. Ervin, William M. Joseph (Bill), and Alison M. Zeitlin January 12, 2021
Press Releases

Bill Joseph Recognized in Georgia Trend’s 2020 Legal Elite

ATLANTA—Georgia Trend magazine has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney William M. (Bill) Joseph as one of its 2020 Legal Elite in the category of Taxes/Estates/Trusts Law. This is the seventh time Joseph has earned the Legal Elite honor.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 03, 2020
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
Presentations

WEBINAR: COVID-19 and Your Business — What You Need to Know

Stites & Harbison, PLLC recently presented a webinar covering the various impacts of COVID-19 on businesses. You can review the webinar at any time utilizing the link above.

by Brian A. Cromer, Shannon Antle Hamilton, and William M. Joseph (Bill) April 14, 2020
Events

COVID-19 and Your Business — What You Need to Know

Date: 4/7/20
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

WEBINAR

Please join us for a WEBINAR discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on your business. You can join the webinar at any time and attend whichever presentation(s) that are of interest to you.

Brian A. Cromer, Shannon Antle Hamilton, and William M. Joseph (Bill) April 03, 2020