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Cooley Enhances Tax Practice

Second partner joins Boston office in 2017 – its 10th anniversary year

Boston – April 5, 2017 – William Corcoran is joining Cooley’s Boston office as a partner in the firm’s tax practice. He arrives from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt.

“Bill’s extensive experience in M&A, private equity and international and partnership tax law will be a boon for our clients not only in the US but across the globe,” said Kathleen Pakenham, co-chair of Cooley’s tax practice. “He will help to expand our tax capabilities in a number of ways and will be a strong addition for the firm.”

Corcoran advises on the federal and state income tax consequences of corporate and partnership mergers and divisions. He represents leveraged buyout, venture capital, mezzanine and other alternative investment vehicles on formation and investment issues. His practice includes assisting non-US investors in alternative investment vehicles formed to invest in equity, debt, real estate and infrastructure projects, and he has extensive expertise in advising foreign sovereigns investing in the US. Corcoran also represents multinational corporations on financing, tax treaty planning, and other cross-border tax issues.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with members of the Cooley team on corporate transactions, and that makes this transition all the more exciting,” said Corcoran. “Cooley has an immensely talented group, and I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running.”

Corcoran received his BA from Brandeis University and his JD from the University of Chicago.

This year in Boston, Cooley will celebrate 10 years since launching in the city. The office has experienced exponential growth and is now home to more than 120 lawyers and staff. Corcoran’s arrival follows that of partner Ryan Sansom, who joined the firm in March and was formerly at Goodwin.

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