Bill McKee’s practice encompasses all areas of federal taxation, with special emphasis on partnership taxation. Bill served as tax legislative counsel at the US Treasury Department from 1981 to 1983. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Tax Counsel, and the National Institute for Tax Professionals.
In addition to authoring numerous articles, Bill co-authored the treatise Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 4th edition, 2007) as well as Structuring and Drafting Partnership Agreements: Including LLC Agreements (Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 3rd edition, 2003). He also frequently speaks on partnership taxation at seminars across the United States. Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA, Bill is described as “a pre-eminent expert in the tax field” and “simply unparalleled in partnership taxation.” Clients praise Bill as a “clear thinker and an excellent communicator” who is client-focused and has “extraordinary technical tax expertise.” He has been repeatedly named a leading lawyer in both Chambers USA and Chambers Global.
Bill has served as a law professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and he has served as a visiting professor in the Graduate Tax Program at New York University School of Law. At Harvard Law School, Bill was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Harvard Law School, 1969, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
Yale University, 1966, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Tax, Law360 (2017)
Band 1, Tax: Corporate, USA, Chambers Global (2018–2021)
Band 1, Tax, District of Columbia, Chambers USA (2018–2021)
Recognized, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Washington, DC; Tax Law, Washington, DC; The Best Lawyers in America (More than 20 years)
Recommended, Tax: US taxes: non-contentious, The Legal 500US (2018–2020)
Top Lawyer, Washingtonian magazine (2017)
Recognized, Who’s Who Legal (2016)
Recognized, International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers (2013)
Recognized, Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2013–2014)
Ranked, Chambers USA, Tax (2002–2015)
Ranked, Chambers Global,Tax (2000–2017)
Recommended, International Tax (2014) and Tax – Domestic tax (2015), The Legal 500US
Listed, Euromoney’s Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, The Best of the Best (2012)
Listed, Euromoney’s Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, Tax Advisers