William J. Sanders

USA: Missouri

900 W. 48th Place, Suite 900
Kansas City, MO 64112
United States

Tel: 816.360.4240
Fax: 816.572.5040

Email: bsanders@polsinelli.com
Web: www.polsinelli.com

Through over 30 years of practicing law concentrated on tax matters, Bill Sanders has developed broad tax experience in corporate, partnership, limited liability company, complex business transactions, and workout and bankruptcy issues. As chairman of the firm’s tax practice group for the last 15 years and a licensed CPA in Missouri, Bill’s clients range from Fortune100 companies to family-owned and tax-exempt organizations. He regularly represents clients nationwide before the Internal Revenue Service at all levels including audits, the Appeals Division and in tax court.

Bill also represents clients in implementing tax-advantaged structures for all types of business transactions, including:

  • Complex mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate and limited liability/partnership transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Workouts in and outside of bankruptcy
  • Business succession and wealth planning matters

He has worked extensively on tax matters in the Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities area relating to Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMIC) and other real estate-based investment pools and has been involved in drafting industry-related legislative and regulatory changes to the REMIC rules.

All companies, organizations and individuals can expect to encounter tax issues. Polsinelli Tax practice attorneys provide creative solutions and legal guidance on international, federal, state and local tax laws to entities in all major industries and tax status classifications. Our attorneys partner with clients to develop business solutions related to:

  • Business Transactions
  • Tax Controversy and Litigation
  • Entity Formation
  • Tax Practice Financial Services
  • International Tax

The strong reputation of Polsinelli Tax practice attorneys is built on skills in sound and effective planning, in-depth analysis and favorable resolutions and outcomes, particularly in complex tax matters involving diverse businesses. We are innovative and have vast experience in structuring business formation, combinations, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and liquidations in the most tax-advantageous manner. If needed, the Polsinelli Tax Practice attorneys’ litigation experience spans all judicial forums including the U.S. Tax Court, federal courts, state courts and administrative tribunals throughout the country.

Polsinelli Tax Practice attorneys’ experience and sound judgment provide clients with appropriately assessed tax risks with the potential benefits of a judicial or administrative resolution of the issue. Polsinelli Tax attorneys bring both Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and advanced legal qualifications to tax advising (including LLMs) for individuals and businesses. Offering both extensive tax planning, and tax audit and appeal services, we represent our clients’ interests in preserving income and protecting assets.

With offices located coast-to-coast, Polsinelli’s Tax attorneys are also equipped to represent clients regarding local, county and state tax issues for employment and independent contracting, partnerships and LLC structuring, audits and tax controversies across the United States. The Polsinelli Tax practice is experienced not only in handling income, sales and use, excise and property tax issues, but also well-versed in all kinds of tax controversies that can arise and are prepared to take appeals to state tax appeal tribunals and appellate courts.

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 825 attorneys in 21 offices. Ranked #24 for Client Service Excellence1 and #10 for best client relationships2 among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli was also named among the top 30 best-known firms in the nation3. The firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation.