William B Sherman

Partner
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William B. Sherman is a partner in Holland & Knight's Fort Lauderdale office. Mr. Sherman serves as chair of the firm's Tax Team and concentrates his practice in the area 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.

Mr. Sherman is a well known lecturer and chairs the New York University's Summer Institute in Taxation's Introductory and Advanced International Tax Seminars and its Institute on Federal Taxation International Tax Program. Mr. Sherman is also an adjunct professor of Tax Law at the University of Miami, Graduate Tax Program. He is admitted to practice in New York and Florida and has served on numerous panels with The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, where he is a past chair of the American Bar Association's Tax Section Committee on U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, 2005-2018; Tax Law, 2013-2018; Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, 2014-2018
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Tax, 2009-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2015, 2016, 2017 
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

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