An experienced business litigator, Bill serves as outside general counsel to national companies and to many small and large privately-held businesses that are headquartered in St. Louis. A former president of the Missouri Bar, his litigation skills and legal acumen have gained him national recognition. Bill is named in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and the Super Lawyers 2012 list of top Missouri and Kansas attorneys. In 2012, he was voted by his peers as one of St. Louis' "Top 50" lawyers.
In the role of outside general counsel, Bill examines the legal health of a company by reviewing corporate structures, contracts and policies. He develops strategies to improve operations and minimize risks while keeping a keen eye on organizational objectives. This part of his practice regularly involves matters related to employment and labor, mergers and acquisitions, estate and succession planning, real estate and financial transactions and intellectual property.
His extensive litigation experience includes serving as lead trial counsel in cases involving breach of contract; non-compete agreements; trade secrets; confidentiality and fiduciary duty matters; shareholder disputes in closely-held businesses; life, health and disability insurance; complex tort and employment matters. Bill has served as lead trial counsel and tried cases in courts in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Texas.
Active in the community and in the political arena, Bill participates on a number of boards and served as the Republican candidate for the 2010 election for St. Louis County Executive.