Foley, William C.

William C. Foley

Samantha Banta


Attorney William Foley is an associate attorney in the Business Practice Group at Axley, focusing in tax, estate planning, and general business matters.

Prior to joining Axley, Mr. Foley worked as a Senior Tax Consultant with Deloitte Tax, a Big Four accounting firm, in Milwaukee, WI. While with Deloitte, Mr. Foley oversaw projects on multiple engagement teams, serving multinational companies with employees located around the world. His work focused on tax planning opportunities and employer-compliance from both a US and global perspective.

Mr. Foley has an in-depth understanding of various tax matters and prides himself on conveying complex tax concepts in easily-understandable, yet comprehensive terms. Mr. Foley also has extensive experience with serving clients’ Tax Controversy needs, having worked directly with the Internal Revenue Service, as well as State and Local tax agencies, on multiple occasions on behalf of his clients.

During his time in law school, Mr. Foley worked as a Judicial Intern for the Dane County Circuit Court under Judge William Hanrahan. There, he worked directly with Judge Hanrahan and his staff to research trial and hearing subject matters and drafted written judicial opinions. Mr. Foley also served as a Law Clerk with Herrling Clark Law Firm, in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin, where he served clients of all sizes in business and employment law, municipal and zoning matters, and general civil litigation. Mr. Foley was the Senior Managing Editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal, and a member of the Business and Tax Law Association at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he graduated cum laude.

Mr. Foley is a native of Madison, WI and currently resides in Cottage Grove, WI, where he and his wife attempt to keep up with their twin daughters.

Admitted to practice in the state courts of Wisconsin, United States Tax Court, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.


J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School
B.B.A., magna cum laude, Human Resource Management, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Involvement & Recognition


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Wisconsin Bar
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association
  • Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce