Bill West is a Shareholder. He Chairs the Firm’s Business Section and the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Section.
Bill is a trusted advisor to his clients and they rely on his ability to achieve desired outcomes in a practical, timely and cost-effective manner – in other words, he gets things done. He has over 30 years of experience in corporate and business related transactions including:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Complex corporate and commercial transactions
- Corporate governance and business counseling
- Business formation, strategy and structure
- Business succession planning
- Commercial real estate
Bill’s clients are involved in a range of industries, and include public and privately held businesses engaged in a wide variety of domestic and international transactions including asset and equity acquisitions, mergers, reorganizations, divestitures and restructurings.
Bill is also co-chair of the firm’s Retail Real Estate section. He 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 was named the Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law in Milwaukee (2017 & 2020). He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2015-2021) as well as Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (2014-2021).
Bill served as Chair and a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Memorial High School.