Bill brings a business person's perspective to the handling and resolution of business challenges and/or litigation. In doing so, Bill preserves capital and protects business relationships. Bill’s clients look to him as their outside general counsel, often seeking his guidance on both transactional and litigation matters.
Bill has more than a decade of experience litigating various matters in both state and federal court. Since joining Wendel Rosen's litigation group in 2002, he has represented numerous local and regional clients on a variety of matters, including contractual disputes, unfair business practice claims, shareholder and/or partnership disputes, environmental contamination claims, product liability, toxic tort, personal injury, and eminent domain disputes. Bill is well versed in all aspects of civil litigation, from inception to trial and appeal.
In addition to his litigation practice, Bill leads the firm's Green Business Practice Group - an experienced group of attorneys who advise and support companies that value health, the environment, and a sustainable economy. He advises clients on various business issues related to natural foods and organic products, and participates in organizations committed to promoting the development of sustainable business practices. Bill's green business clients range from natural foods/organic products companies to internet-based companies that focus on sustainability issues.
They typically require legal services pertaining to entity formation, general business advice, contract negotiation/drafting, trademark and licensing issues, and employment counseling.
Bill was a co-host of The Wendel Forum, Wendel Rosen’s weekly radio program that aired Saturday mornings on 960 KNEW AM Radio in 2012 and 2013. Past episodes of the program are hosted on the Green Business Practice Group’s blog at www.TheWendelForum.com. In addition, Bill has been quoted on green business and sustainability matters in various periodicals, including the San Francisco Business Times, the East Bay Business Times and GreenBiz.com.