WilmerHale’s Corporate and Transactional Department encompasses our Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring, Corporate, Fund Formation, Labor and Employment, Real Estate, Tax, Technology Transactions and Licensing, and Emerging Company practices. With exceptional depth and breadth of experience across a broad range of domestic and international transactions, the department provides sophisticated legal representation to public and private companies, start-up enterprises, partnerships, entrepreneurships and finance participants in a wide variety of industry sectors.

Including more than 300 seasoned corporate transactional lawyers and business counselors, the corporate practice serves public and private companies, investment banks, venture capitalists, families and individual entrepreneurs throughout the world. The team draws on the resources of many of our other transactional practices, and on lawyers with intellectual property and litigation expertise. This collaboration among practices enables WilmerHale to provide all of our clients with the highest levels of knowledge and experience across a multitude of business matters.


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Singer, Steven D.

Steven D. Singer

Chair, Transactional Department

+1 212 295 6307 (t)

Caporizzo, A. William

A. William Caporizzo

Vice Chair, Transactional Department

+1 617 526 6411 (t)

Publications & News


July 29, 2014

Whose Refund Is It? The Sixth Circuit Weighs in, Finding Tax Sharing Agreement Between Bank and Holding Company Ambiguous on Ownership of Refunds

In its recent AmFin decision, the Sixth Circuit joined a growing line of cases considering whether tax refunds paid to a bank holding company pursuant to a tax sharing agreement between the holding company and its subsidiary bank, but attributable to losses incurred by the bank, are the property of the holding company's bankruptcy estate or of the FDIC as receiver for the bank.

July 21, 2014

WilmerHale Welcomes Experienced Tax Partner To Boston Office

WilmerHale is pleased to welcome Matthew Schnall as a partner in the Boston office and a member of the Tax Practice Group. Schnall is a versatile tax lawyer who brings with him more than 20 years of experience handling complex tax issues for a variety of clients.

July 8, 2014

The Whole Loaf, or Only a Slice?: Interstate Bakeries and the Increased Importance of Integration Clauses in Contracts with Bankrupt Counterparties

As a recent number of bankruptcy cases have illustrated, contract integration clauses can have profound and unintended effects when, upon the bankruptcy of a counterparty, the contract becomes subject to section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code.

July 2, 2014

Nicox to Acquire Aciex Therapeutics, Inc.

July 2, 2014

The American Lawyer A-List Ranks WilmerHale Among the Top Five Law Firms in the Nation

WilmerHale has again been honored among the nation's stand-out law firms, earning its place among the top five firms in the 2014 edition of The American Lawyer's A-List.

June 26, 2014

WilmerHale Named a “Top Workplace” From Coast to Coast

The firm's Palo Alto and Washington DC offices have been named "Top Workplaces" by Bay Area News and The Washington Post, based on results generated from employee surveys.

June 17, 2014

Yandex to Acquire

Yandex, the leading internet company in Russia, today announced that it has agreed to acquire, one of the leading online auto classifieds businesses in Russia.

June 17, 2014

WEX to Acquire Evolution1, a Leader in Cloud-Based Technology and Payment Solutions in the Healthcare Industry

WEX Inc., a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, and Evolution1, a leader in cloud-based technology and payment solutions in the healthcare industry, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for WEX to acquire Evolution1 for $532.5 million in cash.

June 12, 2014

WilmerHale and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) Partner to Honor the Late John A. Payton

WilmerHale and LDF honor Mr. Payton's enduring legacy through the creation of the John A. Payton Summer Associate Fellowship, which will provide one summer associate in WilmerHale's Washington DC office the opportunity to spend half of their summer at LDF in New York City.

June 10, 2014

WilmerHale Lawyers Named to “Best Lawyers in Germany” 2014

Nine WilmerHale lawyers from the Berlin and Frankfurt offices were named "Best Lawyers" in a recent edition of Handelsblatt.