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William C. Tyson

Associate Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies, Management, and Law

William Tyson

In addition to teaching at the Law School, Professor Tyson teaches at the Wharton School in the Legal Studies, Accounting, Management and Real Estate Departments. After practicing law at the firms of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia and McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen in San Francisco, he taught at the University of California - both at the business school (Berkeley) and the law school (Hastings and Berkeley). Several years ago, he was a Visiting Professor of Law at UCLA.


  • Corporations
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law

Articles and Book Chapters

The Proper Relationship Between Federal and State Law in the Regulation of Tender Offers, 66 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 241 (1990).

Syndicating Low-Income Housing Projects for Capital, 4-1 REAL EST. FIN. J. 44 (1988).

Arbitration of Customer-Broker Disputes Arising Under the Federal Securities Laws and RICO, 15 SEC. REG. L. J. 3 (1987) (with N. Brown and R. Shell).

The Impact of Proposed Tax Reform on Real Estate Tax Shelters,2-2 REAL. FIN. J. 67 (1986).

The Williams Act After Hanson Trust v. SCM Corporation,61 TUL. L. REV. 1 (1986).

The Williams Act After RICO: Has the Balance Tipped in Favor of Incumbent Management?, 35 HASTINGS L.J. 53 (1983) (with A. August).

Academic Director, NASD Institute-Wharton Certificate Program

Consultant, Capital Market Board of Turkey

Faculty Advisor, Prison Clinic for Penn Law Public Service Program

Consultant, Securities Association of China

Instructor, Securities Industry Institute

Instructor, Merrill Lynch Investment Banking Institute

Instructor, Goldman Sachs International Banking Institute

More publications can be found here.

Research Areas

  • Securities Regulation
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Real Estate


  • Securities Regulation
  • Federal Income Taxation

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