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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Michigan, 1997
    • Faculty of Law, Leiden, The Netherlands, Universiteit Leiden, 1996
    • B.S., Iowa State University, 1993, with distinction, honors program; Outstanding Senior in Civil Engineering

Bill serves as general-counsel-for-hire to highly engaged clients that want to build productivity into their legal services investment. His proactive, process-oriented approach provides clear, solid and instructive foresight so clients may plan more strategically and operate more efficiently. Nature and Bill abhor a vacuum, so Bill seeks to fill voids in the legal and transactional process, bringing order to dissonance and timely project consummations.

Bill’s general counsel practice focuses on managing the corporate portfolios of business enterprises, handling an array of corporate, finance, transactional and related legal needs, including:

  • Corporate portfolio management
  • Family offices
  • Debt, equity and incentives financing
  • Reorganizations
  • Corporate governance
  • Entity management and control
  • Asset and equity purchase and sale transactions
  • Sales, mergers and acquisitions
  • Securities law compliance
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Operational exigencies
  • Corporate Transparency Act Compliance

Bill serves as a negotiation competition coach and a transaction courses adjunct professor at The University of Kansas School of Law.

Bill co-produced and wrote “The Directors’ Dilemmas,” (Part 1, Part 2), a 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 Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) accredited program for corporate directors and senior management.

Bill lives in Leawood, Kansas, where his two children visit between college semesters primarily for the house specialty: Grand Marnier Pancakes.

  • Outside general counsel to a family office with multifamily, mixed use and other real estate and development holdings in the U.S. and Mexico.
  • 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, southeast 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.
  • Outside general counsel to a national senior and assisted living consulting, development, and operating company.
  • 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.
  • Representation of real estate investment fund managers and investors, including funds investing in distressed assets.