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1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

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William Foster

William Foster

Assistant Professor of Law

B.S., J.D., LL.M.

Email: wfoster@uark.edu

Phone: (479) 575-3059

Office: WATR 226

Professor Foster’s teaching and scholarship focus primarily on business law, tax, and transactional matters. His current courses include Securities Regulation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities, and Nonprofit Corporations.

His publications include "Enduring Design for Business Entities", (forthcoming Utah L. Rev. 2015); "Muddying the Waterfall: How Ambiguous Liability Statutes Distort Creditor Priorities in Condominium Foreclosures" (with Andrea J. Boyack) 67 Ark. L. Rev. 225 (2014); "An Overview of the United States Perspective on International Taxation," III Edition, Georgian Commercial Law Review Journal 20 (2014); "Memorializing the Meal: An Analogical Exercise for Transactional Drafting" (with Emily Grant) 36 U. Haw. L. Rev. 403 (2014); "The (Limited) Allure of Delaware," 2013 Ark.L.Notes 1476 (2013); "Partisan Politics and Income Tax Rates", 2013 Mich. St. L. Rev. 703 (2013); and "Making Plaintiffs Whole: a Tax Problem of Interest," 64 Okla. L. Rev. 325 (2012). His blog posts on tax reform have appeared on the Huffington Post.

Prior to joining the University of Arkansas, Professor Foster was an associate professor at Washburn University School of Law, where he taught tax and business courses, and was extensively involved in the law school’s commercial law project in the country of Georgia. Professor Foster was voted the William O. Douglas Outstanding Professor of the Year at Washburn by the Class of 2013.

Professor Foster was previously an attorney at Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where his practice consistent primarily of tax, private equity, and corporate matters. Professor Foster received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas, where he was an articles editor of the Arkansas Law Review. He also holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.

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School of Law

1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

Law School Directory

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