William J. Liss

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Cincinnati, Ohio
William focuses his practice on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, commercial and financial transactions, taxation of individuals and business entities, estate planning and nonprofit organizations.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • LLM, Taxation
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • JD
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    • BA summa cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works

  • Making an Offer to the IRS: How to Compromise Delinquent Taxes, Cincinnati Bar Association Report (April 2004)

Representative Clients

  • Representation of a sponsor in the formation and offering of membership interests in three private equity funds focused on acquiring existing shopping centers throughout the Eastern half of the United States
  • Representation of the shareholders of a Midwestern-based distributor of fluid and motion control systems in the sale of stock to a national distributor, designer, and assembler of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electronic controls
  • Representation of the equity owners of the largest indoor family entertainment centers in the country in a financing and recapitalization transaction
  • Representation of the predominant provider of automotive fasteners in North America in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a private equity firm
  • Representation of the largest independently owned welding and industrial products wholesaler in an all cash sale of the company to a national wholesale distributor
  • Representation of the sole shareholder of a leading manufacturer of asphalt pavement, roofing, and industrial coatings sealants in the sale of stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Representation of the sole member of a national, independent provider of outsourced services to home equity lenders in the sale of all outstanding equity to a leading independent provider of residential real estate appraisals and related services

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 – 2009 Ohio Rising Star (Business/Corporate), Law & Politics Magazine