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Banking and Finance Attorney

Bill has significant experience in public financing, commercial and investment real estate lending and bankruptcy law. He represents financial institutions in a variety of commercial lending matters including new markets tax credit transactions and Native American lending transactions. Bill has experience with related issues such as waivers of sovereign immunity, submission to jurisdiction, governing law and trust lands.

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

American Jurisprudence Book Award, Creditor’s Rights

Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Real Estate Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law since 2012

Leading Lawyers: Banking & Financial Institutions Law; Creditor's Rights/Commercial Collections Law; Native American Law; Real Estate Law - Commercial; Real Estate Law - Finance

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

Kalamazoo County Bar Association, director, 1988 - 1991

National Association of Bond Lawyers

State Bar of Michigan: Corporation Section; Finance Section; Business Law Section; Real Property Section

News & Publications

Education

Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., cum laude, 1969

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., 1966

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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