Prentiss Willson, Jr.

Mr. Willson received his A.B. degree from Occidental College in 1965 and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1968. After teaching political science at Miles College (1968–1970), he became associated with Morrison & Foerster in 1970 and a partner in 1976. In 1998, Mr. Willson became a partner with Ernst & Young, and the firm's National Director of Practice and Procedure.  

Mr. Willson is a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the California Bar and a former Chairman of the San Francisco Barristers Club Tax Section. He has appeared as a frequent panelist at continuing education programs throughout the country, has taught for nearly ten years at the Golden Gate University Graduate School of Taxation, and more recently at Stanford Law School. He is a frequent lecturer at programs sponsored by the California C.P.A. Foundation, Tax Executives Institute, CEB, PLE, etc. He has written and lectured extensively in the areas of real estate and partnership tax matters, co–authored (with Franklin C. Latcham) a section of the book California Taxes, and co–authored (with Thomas H. Steele) three chapters of the book Tax Aspects of California Partnerships. He has also edited a quarterly column on Subchapter S taxation in the Journal of Partnership Taxation.