Billy Abbott


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Billy Abbott advises clients on tax matters in the context of private and public mergers and acquisitions, the formation of, and investments in, private equity funds, partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs), debt and equity securities issuances, and large-scale syndicated credit facilities.

Billy understands that every business’s tax position is different and works to ensure that his clients achieve the best result possible in any transaction. He represents a wide range of enterprises, including start-ups, large multinational corporations, financial institutions, private equity, real estate, and other investment funds, and traditional and alternative energy companies.


Honors & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US in Tax


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York


  • Stanford University, J.D.
  • College of William and Mary, B.A., Government and Mathematics

Professional Activities

Speaking Engagements

  • "Decentralized Automated Organizations (DAOs): Practical Applications and Legal Framework," Practising Law Institute (November 16, 2022)


  • "Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs): Overview," Thomson Reuters Practical Law (November 29, 2022)


  • Honorable Mary Ann Cohen, US Tax Court
  • Represented major technology companies in the acquisition of domestic and foreign target companies 
  • Represented issuers and underwriters in multibillion-dollar issuances of publicly traded securities 
  • Represented significant investors in private equity funds including US taxable investors, US tax-exempt entities and foreign investors (including foreign governments) 
  • Advised on US tax matters with respect to the formation of both domestic US and non-US private equity funds 
  • Advised on Qualified Opportunity Zone matters, including structuring those Qualified Opportunity Funds and investment in them 
  • Represented a leading US company in tax-related litigation before the European Commission

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