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Bill’s practice focuses on the representation of principals in merger and acquisition transactions, primarily involving public companies. He regularly represents corporate buyers and sellers, private equity funds, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), boards of directors, and special committees in the purchase, merger, and sale of companies and businesses, divisional carve outs, and the formation and dissolution of joint ventures. He also frequently represents financial advisers in similar transactions, and advises clients on corporate governance matters, proxy contests and anti-takeover measures.

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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    JD, cum laude, 2000

  • Bowdoin College
    AB, summa cum laude, Leonard A. Pierce Memorial Prize recipient, 1997


Admissions & Credentials

New York

Media & Insight

Rankings & Accolades

    • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Corporate/M&A
    • The Legal 500 US: M&A: mega-deals ($1 billion+)
    • The American Lawyer: Dealmakers of the Year (2010 and 2012)
    • Law360: Rising Star and M&A MVP
    • Super Lawyers: New York Rising Star