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William Ewing
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William P. Ewing
Partner

Atlanta

3475 Piedmont Road N.E.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30305-3327

P 404-264-4050

F 404-264-4033

OVERVIEW

William P. Ewing
Partner

Atlanta

3475 Piedmont Road N.E.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30305-3327

P 404-264-4050

F 404-264-4033

Bill Ewing advises and represents clients in a wide range of transactions with a particular focus on the energy industry. With over 25 years of experience, Bill understands the art of the deal and knows what it takes to close important transactions successfully in the most tax-advantageous manner — all while maximizing his client’s opportunity for success.

Bill Ewing advises and represents clients in a wide range of transactions with a particular focus on the energy industry. With over 25 years of experience, Bill understands the art of the deal and knows what it takes to close important transactions successfully in the most tax-advantageous manner — all while maximizing his client’s opportunity for success.

OVERVIEW

Bill Ewing advises and represents clients in a wide range of transactions with a particular focus on the energy industry. With over 25 years of experience, Bill understands the art of the deal and knows what it takes to close important transactions successfully in the most tax-advantageous manner — all while maximizing his client’s opportunity for success.

Co-chair of the firm’s Renewable Energy group, Bill represents clients in the energy industry in a variety of transactions, including partnership investments, sale/leaseback transactions, financings, acquisitions and sales of energy related assets. He also has a broad range of tax credit experience involving production and investment tax credits for solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and other energy-related projects, as well as in new markets and affordable housing tax credit transactions.

With significant knowledge of corporate, partnership, international and leasing transactions, Bill’s experience includes mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of business enterprises, spin-offs, complex partnership investments, and structuring for a number of U.S. inbound and outbound transactions. He also assists clients with tax audits and controversies.

A dedicated negotiator and bridge builder, Bill has closed deals that range in size and complexity from millions to hundreds of millions of dollars in development initiatives and other transactions. He makes a point of knowing what is important to each client and their constituents, and then designs a direct path to meeting their goals. He does not let tax issues get in the way of successfully closing a transaction.

As a testament to Bill’s personal dedication over many years of practice, Bill has maintained client relationships for decades. Fair, balanced and hard-working, clients and colleagues alike appreciate Bill’s judgement, innate business-mindedness, outstanding work product and in-depth knowledge of corporate and tax law.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, Georgia Solar Energy Association

Board member, Advisory Committee for the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Member, American Bar Association Tax Law Section

Experience
  • Tax counsel to purchasers and sellers in various mergers and acquisitions transactions, including tax-free and taxable stock and asset transactions
  • Tax counsel to investors in connection with various partnership investments and drafting and negotiation of LLC Operating Agreements
  • Tax counsel in connection with wide range of business transactions and real estate investments, including like-kind exchanges
  • Tax counsel in connection with formation, structuring and offering involving opportunity zone investments
  • Tax counsel to various solar developers and tax equity investors in connection with sale/leaseback transactions and partnership flip transactions involving portfolios of solar projects
  • Tax counsel to investor owned utility in connection with cross-border sale/leaseback transactions involving natural gas power facility and gas distribution networks
  • Tax counsel to investor owned utility in connection with sale of 30 MW geothermal power facility
  • Tax counsel to investor owned utility in connection with sale/leaseback transaction and lease restructuring involving 440 MW coal-fired power facility
  • Tax counsel in connection with debt restructurings and debt forgiveness transactions
  • Tax counsel to various corporate taxpayers in the tax controversy area relating to tax credit, leasing, REIT and purchase price allocation issues, including one case, which was successfully tried before U.S. Tax Court (Becker v. Becker Holding Corporation, T.C. Memo 2006-264 (2006))
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