William A. Kastin

William A. Kastin: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Biography

Bill Kastin's practice concentrates on problem solving and comprehensive planning for individuals, corporations (including S corporations), partnerships, and LLCs. He works with the client's leadership team to identify, create, and help implement strategies that achieve the desired results in an efficient manner while being respectful of the client's business culture.

Bill's experience includes advising clients on business and joint venture formations, mergers & acquisitions, real estate transactions (e.g., dealer/investor issues), 1031 like-kind exchanges, condemnations, loan workouts and modifications for both debtors and creditors, private equity transactions, and daily operations. Bill has assisted with the drafting and submission of comments to Proposed Treasury Regulations so that the client’s concerns were adequately addressed in Final Treasury Regulations. He also advises the firm's non-U.S. clients on the U.S. tax implications of their U.S. investments (inbound transactions), and the firm's U.S. clients on the U.S. tax implications of their foreign investments (outbound transactions). Bill is rated as AV Preeminent, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings system.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Canadians Who Invested in U.S. LLPs and LLPs Need to Rethink Their Choice Entity, Co-Author, JDSupra (September 12, 2016)
• Like-Kind Exchanges: Essentials & Developments,” Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona (November 18, 2015)
• New Requirement to File BE-10: Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (June 2, 2015)
• For-Profit Hospitals and Management Companies May Enjoy New Tax Benefits, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Health Law Checkup (January 21, 2015)
• IRS Announces Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Modifications and Revised Streamlined Procedures, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (June 24, 2014)
• Preliminary Agreements, LOIs, Confidentiality Agreements, etc., Moderator, Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona (August 28, 2013)
• How To Prepare Your Business For Sale, Presenter, Emerging Business Seminar Series, Phoenix, Arizona (August 7, 2013)
• The ICE-Man Cometh, ... and the IRS is Right Behind Him, Presenter, Arizona SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference, Phoenix, Arizona (March 22, 2013)
• How to Prepare Your Business for 2013, Presenter, Emerging Business Seminar Series, Phoenix, Arizona (February 6, 2013)
• How (and Why) To Prepare a Shareholders' Agreement, Presenter, Emerging Business Seminar Series, Phoenix, Arizona (December 5, 2012)
• Shareholder Agreements for S Corporations: What Every Business Lawyer Needs to Consider, Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona (June 7, 2012)
• Increased Enforcement With Respect to Non-U.S. Holdings, Speaker, Snell & Wilmer Speaker Series, Phoenix, Arizona (June 5, 2012)
• How to Prepare Your Business for 2012, Co-Speaker, Snell & Wilmer, Emerging Business Seminar Series, Phoenix, Arizona (January 3, 2012)
• Chew On This - Does it Matter How Long a Capital Asset is Held As a Capital Asset? Co-Author, Real Estate Taxation, WG&L (4th Quarter 2011)
• New tax form for retailers receiving credit card payments, Co-Author, Daily Journal (July 28, 2011)
• How to Structure Joint Ventures, Co-Speaker, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Emerging Business Seminar Series, Phoenix, Arizona (July 6, 2011)
• Excluding Gains From Small Biz Stock Sales, Author, Corporate Finance Law 360 (March 7, 2011)
• How to Purchase a Business, Co-Speaker, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Emerging Business Seminar Series, Phoenix, Arizona (July 7, 2010)
• The Ever-Changing Federal, State and Local Tax World: How It May Impact Your Business, Mid-Year Update - CLE Credit Opportunity, Phoenix, Arizona (June 29, 2010)
• LLC or Inc.? Entity Selection For a Small to Medium Sized Business, National Business Institute, Phoenix, Arizona (June 21, 2010)
• Tax Implications of Everyday Business Decisions, Speaker, Maricopa County Bar Association - Corporate Counsel Division, Phoenix, Arizona (April 2, 2010)
• How to Start a New Business, Co-Speaker, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Emerging Business Seminar Series, Phoenix, Arizona (November 4, 2009)
• Recent Developments in Federal Taxation of S Corporations, Panelist, The S Corporation Tax Institute, Phoenix, Arizona (June 17, 2009)
• Special Considerations in Drafting Buy-Sell and Shareholder Agreements for S Corporations, The S Corporation Tax Institute, Phoenix, Arizona (May 18, 2009)
• Loan Modifications and Workouts: Tax Planning and Practical Solutions That Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know, Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona (April 23, 2009)
• Tax Planning in a Down Real Estate Market, Snell &Wilmer L.L.P. Speaker Series, Phoenix, Arizona (February 26, 2009)
• Choosing a Business Entity: How to Structure the Real Estate Deal in Arizona, Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (May 7, 2008)
• Loan Workouts and the Current Credit Crisis, Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona (March 25, 2008)
• Real Estate Tax Planning, Arizona State University: Master of Real Estate Development, Tempe, Arizona (January 23, 2008)
• Real Estate Development From Beginning to End, Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (January 17, 2008)
• Essentials of Section 1031 Exchanges, National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado (June 6, 2007)
• Real Estate Tax Planning, Arizona State University: Master of Real Estate Development, Tempe, Arizona (February 8, 2007)
• Choice of Entity and Recent Developments in Tax Law: Subchapter S Corporations & Limited Liability Companies, Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, 22nd Arizona Federal Tax Institute Conference, Phoenix, Arizona (November 3, 2006)
• Real Estate Planning: Avoiding 'Dealer' Status, Association of Corporate Counsel: Arizona Chapter, Phoenix, Arizona (October 17, 2006)
• Essentials of Section 1031 Exchanges, National Business Institute, Phoenix, Arizona (September 19, 2006)
• Like-Kind Real Estate Exchanges, Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (June 21, 2006)
• Advanced Like-Kind Real Estate Exchanges, Lorman Education Services, Las Vegas, Nevada, (May 23, 2006)
• Real Estate Development From Beginning to End, Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (May 8, 2006)
• Advanced Like-Kind Real Estate Exchanges, Lorman Education Services, Scottsdale, Arizona (December 5, 2005)
• Hot Topics in Real Estate, Arizona Society of Certified Public Accounts, 21st Arizona Federal Tax Institute Conference, Phoenix, Arizona (November 11, 2005)
• American Jobs Creation Act of 2004: Developing Law and Application - Selected Changes to Subchapter C and Selected Changes to Subchapter K, Tax Executives Institute, Phoenix, Arizona (September 28, 2005)
• Exchanging 'Cats and Dogs' - Exchanges Of Oil And Gas Interests, Exchanges Of New And Used Aircraft And Syndicated Interests In Aircraft, Exchanges Of Personal Property Under NAICS, Panelist, American Bar Association, Midyear Tax Section Meeting; Committee on Sales, Exchanges & Basis, San Diego, California (January 22, 2005)
• Buying and Selling the Mom and Pop Business, National Business Institute, Phoenix, Arizona (August 27, 2003)

Other Professional Experience

•KPMG LLP, Tax Consultant
•Faust Rabbach & Oppenheim, LLP, Associate, New York

Related News & Events

Oct 12
Snell & Wilmer Announced as Orange County Business Journal Civic 50 Orange County Honoree
Jan 06
Snell & Wilmer Tax Attorneys Assume Industry Leadership Roles
Jul 28
New tax form for retailers receiving credit card payments
Mar 07
Excluding Gains From Small Biz Stock Sales

Related Publications

Mar 25
Legal Alert - Incorporating a Partnership to Take Advantage of the Qualified Small Business Stock Rules
Mar 14
Legal Alert - Identity Theft Protection Services - Federal Income Tax Treatment
Dec 18
Legal Alert - Federal Agencies Issue Guidance to Business Owners: A Forecast of Enforcement Trends
Jun 15
Global Connection - June 2015
Jun 02
Legal Alert - New Requirement to File BE-10: Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
Jan 21
Health Law Checkup - For-Profit Hospitals and Management Companies May Enjoy New Tax Benefits
Jun 24
Legal Alert - IRS Announces Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Modifications and Revised Streamlined Procedures
Dec 04
Legal Alert - The Portfolio Interest Exemption: A Pretty Good Thing
Feb 08
Legal Alert - Excluding 100% of Gain From the Sale of Qualified Small Business Stock Acquired in 2013
Aug 13
Global Connection - August 2012

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Corporate and Securities
  • Emerging Business
  • International
  • Latin America
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Tax-General Federal
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6554  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
George Washington University, B.B.A., Dean's List, 1994
Law School Attended:
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1997; Dean's List, Notes & Comments Editor, Hofstra University Labor Law Journal, 1996-1997; New York University School of Law, LL.M., Tax, 2001
Year of First Admission:
1998
Admission:
Supreme Court of New Jersey; Supreme Court of Arizona; New Jersey; New York; Arizona; Supreme Court of New York
Memberships:

Professional Memberships and Activities

•State Bar of Arizona
•Tax Section
•Maricopa County Bar Association
•President (2014)
•Board of Directors (2007-2015)
•Real Estate Law Section
•Founding Chair (2007-2009)
•Corporate Counsel Division
•Board Liaison (2007-2015)
•American Bar Association Section of Taxation
•Committee on Partnerships & LLCs
•Committee on Real Estate
•Committee on Sales, Exchange & Basis
•U.S.-Mexico Bar Association

Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., January 6, 1972
ISLN:
917109520

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (17 reviews)
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    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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