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William Sherman

Fort Lauderdale, USA USA Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Tax - Florida

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William Sherman has a leading reputation for his handling of transactional tax mandates, which includes advising on large-scale cross-border M&A and investments.
"William is an excellent practitioner and trusted resource."
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Practice Areas

Taxation, International and Cross Border Transactions, Hospitality, Resort and Timeshare, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Services, Offshore Tax Compliance, Insurance Transactions and Regulatory, Insurance Disputes - Insurers, Insurance Disputes - Policyholders, Latin America Practice, Israel Practice, Securitization


William B. Sherman serves as chair of Holland & Knight's Tax Team and concentrates his practice in the areas of domestic and international taxation. He provides sophisticated tax planning for mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and investments for clients in diverse industries, such as hospitality, petrochemicals, aluminum, tobacco, real estate, transportation, telecommunications, retailing, investment management, pharmaceuticals and numerous others. In addition, Mr. Sherman has experience in a broad range of transactions involving United States investment overseas, foreign investment in the U.S., as well as international, federal, state and local taxation issues involving structuring investment management funds, corporate reorganizations, partnerships, equipment leasing, Subchapter S, executive compensation, stock options, and trusts and estates.

Professional Memberships

American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow

New York University's Institute on Federal Taxation, Advisory Board

American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties Committee, Past Chair

New York State Bar Association, Tax Law Section

International Fiscal Association

The Florida Bar, Tax Law Section

Work Highlights

Tax Structuring: advised on the tax structuring of the domestication of a foreign company engaged in U.S. government contracting work and its transition to domestic ownership; this tax structure enabled the company to retain its status in its home country

Tax Structuring: advised on the tax structuring of a $200 million-plus investment in four venture real estate developments projects on an island in the Caribbean, resulting in a minimization of local and U.S. tax liability

State Taxation: advised a foreign-based company on U.S. state tax issues, from tax rulings and tax registrations to minimization of overall tax consequences involving multiple states, in the context of the company’s restructuring and expansion of business in U.S. markets

William Sherman

Holland & Knight LLP

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515 East Las Olas Boulevard

Suite 1200

Fort Lauderdale



FL 33301

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