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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Michigan, 1997, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Associate Editor; Universiteit Leiden, Faculty of Law, Leiden, The Netherlands, 1996
    • B.S., Iowa State University, 1993, with distinction, honors program; Outstanding Senior in Civil Engineering; President, FarmHouse Fraternity; Cardinal Key Honorary; Phi Kappa Phi Honorary; President, Mortar Board Honor Society; Treasurer, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society; Treasurer, Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society; Order of Omega National Greek Association Honorary

Through his business-oriented practice, Bill Quick represents for-profit public and private business entities and nonprofit entities and associations.

Handling a broad array of corporate legal needs, Bill counsels clients on a range of issues, including:

  • Corporate portfolio management
  • Corporate governance
  • Asset and equity purchases
  • Sales, mergers and acquisitions
  • Reorganizations
  • Financing
  • Securities law compliance
  • Strategic alliances
  • Joint ventures 
  • General business and commercial law 

Bill has served as corporate, finance, and transactional counsel for national and regional real estate investors and developers in regard to the acquisition, divestiture, financing, refinancing, control, management, and operation of their substantial commercial real estate development and investment portfolios.     

Bill co-produced and wrote “The Directors’ Dilemmas,” a feature film illustrating corporate governance issues and best practices through a corporate drama format.  He also co-produced and developed the program for The Directors College, an ISS accredited program for corporate directors and senior management.

Real Estate and Investment Finance

  • Representation of a national real estate developer in creating joint ventures and other vehicles for investments with investment funds, hedge funds, investment banks, commercial banks, domestic and foreign institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, and domestic and foreign high net worth individuals and families to acquire, develop, finance and refinance condominium, hotel, retail, office, mixed-use and parking projects in New York, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Miami, and other major cities throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Serve as lead counsel to a national real estate developer in creating joint ventures and other vehicles for investments with domestic and foreign investment banks, commercial banks, pension funds, institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, domestic and foreign retailer corporations, domestic and foreign REITs, and high net worth individuals and families to acquire, develop, finance and refinance hotel, retail, office, apartment, mixed-use, service industry, restaurant concept and lifestyle center projects throughout the central, west, south and southwest United States.
  • Served as lead corporate counsel to a regional real estate developer in creating joint ventures and other vehicles for investments with investment banks, commercial banks, investment funds, tenant partners, and high net worth individuals and families to acquire, develop, finance, and refinance retail, office, industrial, medical, multi-family, and mixed-use projects in Kansas City, St. Louis, Atlanta, Dallas and surrounding regions.
  • Representation of real estate investment fund managers and investors, including funds investing in distressed assets.

Portfolio Management

  • Serve as lead counsel in managing the corporate portfolios of companies and parent/holding companies for business enterprises with significant national and regional operations.  

Life Sciences

  • Representation of numerous international life sciences companies in managing their United States operational, corporate governance, and strategic acquisitions and business partnering matters, including those in the DNA testing, veterinary, blood and plasma, cell culture reagents, and animal health and nutrition industries.
  • Representation of a substantial biomedical research organization in managing its operational and corporate governance matters.

Telecommunications

  • Representation of a national telecommunications company in establishing and negotiating its nationwide cell phone coverage build out affiliates program, in numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions nationwide, and in serving as jurisdiction of incorporation counsel in regard to multiple tranches of public debt offerings.
Publications & Presentations
Emerging Trends in Business Organizations: Parents, Subsidiaries and Affiliated Entities
Sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Law
Presented to the Law Over Easy Corporate Entities CLE series
November 14, 2014
eAlerts Alerts
March 7, 2014
Publications & Presentations
The Kansas Series Limited Liability Company Act
Presented to the Kansas Bar Association 30th Annual Plaza Lights Institute
December 7, 2012
Publications & Presentations
The Kansas Series Limited Liability Company Act
Presented to the Kansas Bar Association, Corporation, Banking and Business Sections, Nuts and Bolts for the Transactional Lawyer
October 19, 2012
Publications & Presentations
Professionally Responsible Operation of Professional Business Entities in Kansas
Presented to the Kansas Bar Association, Corporation, Banking and Business Sections, Nuts and Bolts for the Transactional Lawyer
April 13, 2012
Publications & Presentations
Professionally Responsible Operation of Professional Business Entities in Kansas
Presented to the Kansas Bar Association 29th Annual Plaza Lights Institute
December 9, 2011
Publications & Presentations
The Art of Negotiation
Presented to the Kansas Bar Association, Corporation, Banking and Business Sections, Nuts and Bolts for the Transactional Lawyer
October 21, 2011
Publications & Presentations
The Art of Negotiation
Presented to the Kansas Bar Association, Corporation, Banking and Business Sections, Nuts and Bolts for the Transactional Lawyer
October 22, 2010
Publications & Presentations
Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Sarbanes-Oxley
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as unconstitutional, but said its decision has limited consequences. Missouri Lawyers Weekly interviewed Polsinelli Shughart attorney Bill Quick for his reaction and thoughtful reflection on what the decision might mean for the business community. 
June 28, 2010
Publications & Presentations
Sarbanes-Oxley Gives Smaller Public Firms Cold Feet
Kansas City Business Journal
Oct 23, 2009