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Bill has extensive experience advising corporate clients and financial institutions on significant corporate transactions.  His principal practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, representing principal entities or their financial advisors in public and private transactions, and corporate finance, representing issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.  He also regularly advises clients with respect to general corporate law and the federal securities laws, including corporate governance and disclosure matters.

Prior to joining Barack Ferrazzano, Bill practiced in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP as a member of the Corporate and Securities group.

Representative Experience

Activities & Honors

  • Selected, Emerging Lawyers Network (2015-2021)
  • Selected, Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2016)
  • Member, Dartmouth Alumni Council
  • Recipient, Nelson A. Rockefeller Prize in Economics, Dartmouth College

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Articles & Publications



Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2006

Dartmouth College, A.B., summa cum laude, 2003

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
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