Selected as a Southern California Rising Star for tax.Super Lawyers 2017-2019

William A. Kessler

Los Angeles
  • 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA

William Kessler is counsel in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Kessler advises a wide variety of clients, including public and private companies, with respect to many types of matters and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and spin-offs. His practice primarily focuses on transactional tax.

Mr. Kessler graduated first in his law school class and won a number of awards, including Senior Editor of the Year and the James. G. Holbrook award for his work as an editor of The Southern California Law Review. Mr. Kessler also won the Deloitte Award for his performance in the field of corporate taxation.

Prior to law school, Mr. Kessler earned a Master of Business Taxation. He has also passed the Uniform CPA Examination.

Mr. Kessler authored “Whose Office Is This Anyway? A Look at the IRS’s New Position on Offshore Lending,” 84 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1357 (2011).



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