Bill maintains both a transactional and litigation business practice. He represents all types of business ventures, both publicly and privately owned.
Bill’s transactional practice includes M&A advice and counsel for both domestic and international deals, corporate reorganizations and other strategic business plans.
Bill has significant experience in all aspects of the transportation industry throughout the U.S. and global markets. He is well-versed in all areas of domestic and international logistics law and policy. He has a keen understanding of the intricate contractual arrangements central to the movement of products in intrastate, interstate and foreign commerce. Bill regularly consults clients regarding co-employer claims related to independent contractor relations in this industry.
Whether in transportation or any other enterprise, Bill has represented private and publicly-traded corporate clients in asset and equity-based mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, successorship planning, complex contract strategies and negotiations. He provides day-to-day counseling and assists business clients with internal and external legal requirements, including regulatory compliance matters before local, state and federal administrative agencies. He regularly represents clients in hearings before administrative agencies with jurisdiction over enforcement and compliance issues, including the California PUC, DMV, and CHP, as well as the U.S. DOT and other federal agencies.
Bill is frequently called upon to address industry associations regarding contract issues and related litigation strategies.
Bill is a past president of the Transportation Lawyers Association and the founder of Hanson Bridgett's Transportation and Logistics Practice Group. He served as President of Globalaw LTD (2012-2014), an international legal network consisting of 98 law firms and nearly 5,000 lawyers located throughout the world. Hanson Bridgett is the Northern California representative of Globalaw.
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Shareholder disputes and resolution of associated business conflicts.
Managing stock and/or asset transfers from origin to closing.
Providing advice and counsel to both emerging and mature companies regarding the legal consequences and implications of internal and external management initiatives for safety and hazardous materials violations.
Administrative agency proceedings at all levels with a focus on regulatory permitting and compliance.
Defend complex independent contractor misclassification cases at regulatory, litigation and appellate levels.
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