Will Becker

Will S. Becker




Will Becker's practice focuses on federal income tax matters and Texas franchise tax and sales and use tax matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, real estate joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, and corporate reorganizations, spin-offs and restructurings. Will assists clients in analyzing such tax matters and their impact on REITs, including formation, operation and disposition of REITs, corporations, S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, hedging transactions and other derivative transactions. Additionally, Will has assisted clients in qualifying for investment tax credits and production tax credits for renewable energy projects and has assisted nonprofit clients in forming public charities and private foundations, including filing for federal income tax exemption for such entities.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of NYSE REITs in numerous follow-on stock offerings
  • Representation of NYSE hospitality REIT in spin-off and initial public offering of NYSE specialized hospitality REIT
  • Representation of NYSE hospitality REIT in spin-off of publicly traded REIT advisory company
  • $1 billion multifamily joint venture between an investor and a real estate developer involving an acquisition from a sovereign fund
  • Representation of public real estate advisory firm in acquisitions and joint ventures, involving private REITs, tax-exempt organizations and foreign pension fund investors

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Named, Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers (published in Texas Monthly) (2016-2018)
  • Profiled as one of the leading Tax lawyers in the United States, The US Legal 500 (2015)
  • Recognized in "Best Lawyers" in Dallas, D Magazine (2015-2019)
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation