A. William Caporizzo

Partner Vice Chair, Transactional Department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

A. William Caporizzo

A. William Caporizzo

Partner Vice Chair, Transactional Department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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Bill Caporizzo is a leading lawyer and certified public accountant who helps both private and public companies navigate the complex tax issues they often face. For more than 30 years, Mr. Caporizzo has been regularly called upon to represent clients on the tax implications of domestic and cross-border corporate mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as international restructurings. He also focuses on all tax issues related to early-stage companies, including equity compensation issues, and structuring financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions for efficient tax results. In addition, he has extensive experience with the taxation of partnerships and limited liability companies engaged in investment and real estate activities. Learn more about Mr. Caporizzo's practice and how he can support your startup on WilmerHaleLaunch.com.

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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A. William Caporizzo
Partner Vice Chair, Transactional Department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1985

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. It is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts and one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a charter member of the American Bar Association.

B.S., magna cum laude
Class of 1982

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The Boston Bar Association, which also goes by the acronym BBA, is a volunteer non-governmental organization in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With headquarters located at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, across from the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, the BBA has roughly 10,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States. The Boston Bar Association's stated mission is: "To advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large."

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Founded in 1910, the Massachusetts Bar Association is a non-profit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. The MBA represents a diverse group of attorneys, judges and legal professionals across the commonwealth.

Career History
Partner Vice Chair, Transactional Department
1993 - Current

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has expertise in areas including trial, appellate, Supreme Court, securities, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, private client, real estate, and tax matters.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Senator from Massachusetts

$1,000
2010

Founder at Kagen Allergy Clinics

$1,900
2009

Government Affairs at Pax Labs, Inc.

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Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. purchases Rembert Group, Inc.

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Wework Cos., Inc. purchases Prolific Interactive LLC

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Unity Technologies SF purchases Mercer Road Corp. from Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC, Canaan Management, Inc., GrandBanks Capital, Inc., Ridge Ventures, Stage 1 Ventures LLC

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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