William and Mary Law School
William M. Richardson

William M. Richardson

Professor of the Practice of Law
Degrees: J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law; B.A., The College of William and Mary
Email: [[wmrichardson]]
Office phone: (757) 221-1083
Office location: Room 227B
Areas of Specialization

Tax Law generally; Tax Law--Corporate Tax; Tax Law--Income Tax

Teaching Interests

Corporate Tax; Partnership Tax; Taxation of Mergers & Acquisitions: U.S. International Taxation

Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Bill Richardson practiced law for approximately 28 years before he retired from practice and started teaching at William & Mary, first as an adjunct professor and now as a Professor of the Practice of Law. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from William & Mary in 1974 and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1978. After law school, he clerked at the Supreme Court of Virginia for two years. He then joined the law firm of Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia; he was a partner in the firm for 20 years before retiring in 2008. His practice focused on federal income tax law, with emphasis on corporate acquisitions and reorganizations, financings, and tax controversy proceedings. A past Chair of the Corporate Tax Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation, he is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a member of the Advisory Council for the William & Mary Tax Conference.

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