William R. Siegel

William R. Siegel


Bill Siegel is Co-Chair of the Global Tax Practice and Chair of the Miami Tax Practice. He focuses on real estate, corporate and entertainment joint ventures. He has structured and negotiated complex joint ventures throughout the world and has wide-ranging experience advising real estate, corporate and entertainment clients on their legal structures and related transactional matters.


  • Creating tax-efficient legal structures for real estate, corporate and entertainment clients
  • Partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Negotiation of Partnership and LLC Agreements for real estate developers and investors
  • Entertainment and media finance joint ventures and related transactional matters
  • Tour Agreements
  • License Agreements
  • REITs
  • Like-kind exchange issues, including forward, reverse and tenancy-in-common structures
  • Bankruptcy tax planning
  • Equity-based compensation arrangements


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2017-2020
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Tax - U.S. Taxes - Non-Contentious, 2019 
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide
    • "Up and Coming," 2014-2015
    • "Recognized Practitioner," 2016
  • Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Committee on Sales, Exchanges and Basis
  • Member, Florida Bar, Tax Section


  • J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
    • Coordinating Note and Comment Editor, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business
    • Author, "The Law On the State Registration of Rights in Real Property: Encouraging or Deterring Foreign Investment in the Russian Federation," Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, Vol. 19, No. 1
  • M.A., Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Harvard University
  • B.A., with honors, Wesleyan University
  • Florida
  • Russian, Conversational