William McRae is a partner based in the New York office.
Mr. McRae’s practice focuses on U.S. federal income tax matters, including the taxation of financial products, corporate transactions and international mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. McRae is distinguished as one of the country's best tax lawyers by Chambers USA
and The Legal 500 U.S.
Mr. McRae is a member of the Bar of New York, and the New York State Bar Association, where he serves on the Tax Section Executive Committee. Mr. McRae regularly speaks on tax matters at conferences, and has published several articles on tax matters, including “Financial Modeling from the Bench: Bank One and the Internal Revenue Service’s Attempt to Fix the Consequences,” Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions
, Nov/Dec 2003, Vol. 17, No 2; “Character and Timing Rules in the Proposed Contingent Swap Regulations: First, Do No Harm,” Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions
, March/April 2005, Vol. 18, No 4; "Contingent Interest Convertible Bonds and The Economic Accrual Regime", "Everything I Know About New Financial Products I Learned from DECS" (published by the Practising Law Institute).
Mr. McRae joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2005. He received a J.D. degree, cum laude
, from Harvard Law School in 1996, and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude
, from Williams College. He also holds an LL.M. in taxation from New York University.