Bill has extensive experience advising clients on major corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, and securities offerings. He also regularly advises the firm’s public company clients with respect to the federal securities laws and corporate governance matters, including Exchange Act reporting, ESG matters, and shareholder activism.

Bill’s clients engage in a wide variety of industries, including banking, gaming, consumer products, B2B services, luxury goods, mortgage origination, and mortgage servicing, healthcare and technology.

Bill also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he teaches “Business Planning.”

Prior to joining BFKN in 2015, Bill practiced in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP as a member of the Corporate and Securities group.



  • State of Illinois


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2006
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., summa cum laude, 2003






  • Emerging Lawyers Network (2015-2023)
  • Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2016)
  • Nelson A. Rockefeller Prize in Economics, Dartmouth College


  • Member, Dartmouth Alumni Council
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