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William J. Liss

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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.

Published Works

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

Representative Transactions

  • 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


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


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • LLM, Taxation - 1997
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • JD - 1999
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    • BA - 1993
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

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