William H. “Bill” Adams has over 30 years of experience in a practice focused on tax law as it relates to business planning, tax planning, transactions and litigation.
In representing local, national and international clients, Bill has presented tax cases before the U.S. Tax Court, Utah Supreme Court and 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
He argued before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Elliotts, Inc. v. Commissioner, a seminal tax case in the area of the “independent investor test.”
Bill also works on complex transaction and litigation matters by teaming with other Fabian VanCott attorneys in the firm’s core competency areas, such as when he assisted a multinational company in acquiring businesses in the U.S. and in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, and Germany.
In the community, Bill has served on the board of trustees for the Utah Heritage Foundation and is currently on the Mt. Olivet Cemetery board of trustees.
Bill graduated from Duke University, where he made Order of the Coif and was articles editor for Duke Law Review. He holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Utah State University.