William E Elwood

William E. Elwood

Education & Credentials


Penn State University

B.S., 1965

University of Pennsylvania Law School

J.D., 1968
  • Law Review

Hague Academy of International Law

  • Ford Fellow

Georgetown University

LL.M., Tax, 1974

Bar Admission

  • District of Columbia
  • Michigan
  • Pennsylvania


Representative Clients

  • AAA Michigan
  • Peninsula Capital Partners
  • Altarum Institute
  • FranSmart, LLC
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Toyoda Gosei North America
  • Match Box Food Group

Prominent Assignments

Former technical assistant to the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service

Counsel to various corporate parties in numerous tax audit and appeal matters

Counsel to organizers in the structuring and capitalization of numerous public and private LLCs and limited partnerships, including Nantucket Funds ("funds of funds"), the Peninsula Funds ("mezzanine" finance), and Huron Funds (venture capital).

Counsel to non-profits such as Altarum Institute and AAA Michigan in non-profit matters including UBIT, restructuring, and management of for-profit business operations.

Former Vice President and Tax Counsel, Primark Corporation

Former Tax Counsel, COMSAT Corporation

Professional Involvement

  • State Bars of District of Columbia and Michigan
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section: Task Force on Limited Liability Companies, Committee on Partnerships
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