Joshua R. Williams advises on a broad range of U.S. and international tax matters, with a focus on the formation and operation of domestic and offshore private investment funds and on the tax aspects of project finance and renewable energy transactions.
Practice & Background
Mr. Williams regularly advises on international tax issues that arise with respect to investments in the United States by non-U.S. investors (including investors subject to special U.S. tax treatment), as well as investments outside of the United States by U.S. persons. Mr. Williams also has experience in structuring tax-driven vehicles, such as sale-leasebacks, flip partnerships, inverted leases and other structures, for the acquisition and financing of renewable energy assets.
Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Williams was an associate at two other major U.S. law firms, where he focused on U.S. and international tax matters.
Mr. Williams received his B.S. summa cum laude in accounting in 1999 from the University of South Carolina and his J.D. cum laude in 2002 from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as the student works editor of the South Carolina Law Review. Mr. Williams also received an LL.M. in taxation in 2003 from the New York University School of Law.