Bill provides general business counsel to clients primarily in the area of employee benefits, including benefit administration matters, selection of plan types, and representation before the IRS, DOL, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). He has a strong focus on the health care industry as well as family-owned and other closely-held businesses.Bill also provides counsel for business clients on various corporate and business matters, employment agreements, and contract issues. For those same clients, he has served as counsel on family ownership dynamics and succession planning issues.
Bill is past president of Law Weathers, his former firm, and past chair of that firm's health care law practice. For more than 45 years, Bill was one of the foundational business builders at Law Weathers, growing the health care law practice from the ground up and introducing marketing and client service activities before it became common among law firms.
Honors & Recognitions
Best Lawyers in America®, Employee Benefits Law (ERISA, Pension, Health and Welfare)
Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2014
Leading Lawyers: Closely & Privately Held Business Law, Employee Benefits Law
Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
Michigan Super Lawyers® since 1991
Grand Rapids Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan: Taxation Section; Business Section
News & Publications
- Employee Benefits Advisory, October 23, 2017
- Employee Benefits Advisory, October 27, 2016
- Employee Benefits Advisory, August 23, 2016