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William R. West

Attorney
  • Offices:
    • Milwaukee

      411 East Wisconsin Avenue
      Suite 1000
      Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • Telephone: (414) 287-1375
  • Fax: (414) 238-6677

Bill West is a Shareholder and serves as the Chair of the Firm’s Business Section, which is comprised of more than 30 attorneys practicing in the various core business specialty areas.  

Bill also chairs the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group.

Bill’s clients look to him as a trusted advisor and rely on his ability to achieve their desired outcome in a practical, timely and cost-effective manner. He has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in a wide spectrum of business and corporate transactions including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Complex corporate and commercial transactions
  • General corporate and business counseling
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate strategy and structure
  • Business formation and planning
  • Business succession planning
  • Commercial real estate

Bill represents a wide variety of clients in a diverse range of industries including manufacturing; construction material and supply; packaging; telecommunications; distribution and supply; technology and licensing and professional services.

His clients include public and privately held companies engaging in a wide variety of domestic and international transactions including stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, reorganizations, divestitures and restructurings.

Bill is also co-chair of the firm's Retail Real Estate section. He has a broad real estate practice and represents clients nationwide in the purchase and sale of commercial real estate. Bill has a national practice handling the retail real estate leasing needs of both tenants and landlords.

Bill is a member of the American Bar Association (member of the Business Law, Real Estate and Taxation sections), and the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is also a co-author of LLCs and LLPs: A Wisconsin Handbook, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions, published by the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Bill is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as “Lawyer of the Year” for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law in Milwaukee (2017). He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2015-2018) as well as Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (2014-2018).

Bill serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and Catholic Memorial High School.

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Education:

  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., cum laude, 1986
  • Marquette University, B.S., cum laude, 1983

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

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