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A. William Caporizzo

Partner

Vice Chair, Transactional Department

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Bill Caporizzo focuses his practice on the taxation of domestic and cross-border corporate mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as international restructurings. His practice also includes the taxation of partnerships and limited liability companies engaged in investment activities and real estate activities. Learn more about Mr. Caporizzo's practice and how he can support your startup on WilmerHaleLaunch.com.

Mr. Caporizzo is a certified public accountant.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a Massachusetts leader in the practice area of tax in the 2007-2017 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with sources saying he is "really helpful in guiding the business people to understand the issues and to come up with solutions" and that "his advice is always tailored to the needs of the client"
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2013-2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for his tax law practice
  • Recommended in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the The Legal 500 United States in the area of Tax: US Taxes Non-Contentious
  • Recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in the area of employee benefits in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2006
  • Named a "New England Super Lawyer" (formerly "Massachusetts Super Lawyer") in tax law in the 2004-2012 issues of Boston Magazine

Publications & News

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July 14, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Stash in Securing $40M in Series C Funding

Stash, a financial technology platform revolutionizing investment and financial literacy across the US, announced that it has raised $40 million in Series C funding.

June 27, 2017

WilmerHale Represents State Street in the Sale of its BlockCross ATS to Instinet

Longstanding client State Street is represented by a team led by Stephanie Evans that includes Livingston Miller, Mark Nylen, Byron Crowe, Nils Remole, Andre Owens, Jeremy Moorehouse, Michael Bevilacqua, Bill Caporizzo, Amy Null and Benjamin Kelsey.

June 9, 2017

The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes 125 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 28 Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States has released its 2017 rankings, recommending 125 WilmerHale lawyers—including 12 who are named to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list and two on its “Next Generation Lawyers” list—and 28 practice areas in its 11th edition.

June 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents UNTUCKit in $30M Fundraising

UNTUCKit, a leading direct-to-consumer apparel brand, announced that Kleiner Perkins invested $30 million into the business. The company will use this funding to accelerate growth by opening 15 new stores, expanding its women's line and launching children's apparel.

June 2, 2017

WilmerHale Reps FastMatch in Euronext Acquisition

Euronext announced the acquisition of 90% of FastMatch, Inc. for $153 million initial cash consideration. FastMatch's management will remain invested with a 10% interest, with minority rights.

May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

April 3, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Vtesse Inc. in Acquisition by Sucampo

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company, and Vtesse Inc., a privately-held rare disease company, today announced that Sucampo has acquired Vtesse for upfront consideration of $200 million.

March 7, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Nearpod in Securing $21M Series B Funding

The education tech startup will continue to help teachers incorporate software and content into their day-to-day instruction.

February 21, 2017

WilmerHale Advises Immuta in $8M Series A Funding

Immuta, the unified data platform for the world's most secure organizations, announced an $8 million Series A round bringing the company's total funding to $9.5 million to date.

February 15, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Dextro in Acquisition by TASER

Dextro, Inc., the first computer-vision and deep learning system to make the visual contents in video searchable in real time, has been acquired by TASER International, the global leader in public safety technology.

Professional Activities

Mr. Caporizzo has presented at seminars on taxation for the NASDAQ, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program. He is a member of the Tax Sections of the American and Massachusetts Bar Associations and the Boston Bar Association.

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Education

JD, magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1985

BS, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1982

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

Connecticut

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