William H. Bradley: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

William H. Bradley

William H. Bradley
Senior Partner
New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Tax
  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Natural Resources
  • Timber & Forest Products
  • Agribusiness
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.389.5020
Fax: 212-389-5099
University Emory University, B.A., with high honors
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude Editor, Harvard Law Review
Admitted1969, Georgia; 1971, District of Columbia; 2004, New York

Professional Activities
Former Vice Chair, Forest Resources Committee, American Bar Association
Chairman, Board of Directors, New York Center for Children
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Member, Board of Directors, World Forestry Center
Member, Board of Directors, Forest Guild
Former Member, Board of Visitors of Emory University and the Duke University School of Environment

BornChattanooga, Tennessee, May 22, 1944

Using a deep knowledge of tax law that results from 40 years of experience, Bill Bradley guides clients' transactions in buying and selling major timberland tracts and in the formation of funds and private REITs for investment purposes. Bill has played a leading role in some of the largest timber transactions in U.S. history, and he handles significant tax controversies for clients throughout the country.

Bill represents clients in complex tax controversies at all administrative levels within the Internal Revenue Service, and he has litigated tax issues in the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court, the Court of Federal Claims, and in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Ninth Circuits.

Bill served as Managing Partner of Sutherland's Atlanta office from 1991 to 1995. He served as Partner-in-Charge of Sutherland's New York office from 2002 to 2014.

Selected Experience

Sutherland advises Forest Capital Partners in a $1.6 billion acquisition of 2.2 million acres of timberland.
Sutherland represents consortium in $5 billion timberland purchase.
Sutherland represents TIMOs in fund formation and entity selection.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of litigation & controversy - tax (2012-2016), tax law (1995-2011) and timber law (1995-2011)

Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers (2004-2012, 2014-2015)


Honorable Edward C. McLean, U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York.


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William H. Bradley

1114 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor
New YorkNY 10036-7703


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