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Bill’s experience includes the formation of business entities; the acquisition and divestiture of operating industrial, energy and financial businesses, including asset and stock purchases; commercial transactions involving purchases and sales of goods, computer software and hardware, industrial equipment and steam and metallurgical coal; commercial finance and secured transactions, including commercial lending, equipment leasing, and asset-based lending; real estate transactions ranging from the more sophisticated to small-owner acquisition, financings and dispositions, including commercial leases; telecommunications and cable television law; and business contracts involving matters such as the construction of office buildings, manufacturing facilities and other improvements, transportation of goods, the conversion, grinding and finishing of steel, the fabrication of steel products, the operation of industrial and mining facilities, and employment and consulting agreements.

In addition to the services outlined above, he has negotiated and drafted agreements relating to the export and sale of U.S. goods or products, particularly steam and metallurgical coal, licensing of technology, and the rendering of gas drilling services.  He has also assisted in the formation of international joint ventures and stock companies.

Bill has represented industrial Fortune 500 companies and closely held corporations in such varied industries including oil, gas and coal; transportation; banking finance and leasing services; energy cogeneration; steel, equipment and aircraft brake and landing systems manufacturing; equipment distribution; construction; and telecommunications and wireless services.  Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, he served as in-house counsel and as an officer for (1) Ashland Oil, Inc. (now Ashland Inc.), Ashland Coal, Inc. (now Arch Resources, Inc.), (2) The LTV Corporation, including its subsidiary LTV Steel Company, and (3) AMVEST Corporation and its operating companies.  Bill continues to represent and actively works with businesses of all sizes.

*Bill is not licensed or admitted to practice law in Ohio.

Other Info About Bill


Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1977

Undergraduate School

University of the Cumberlands, B.A., 1971, cum laude

Bar Memberships

Bill is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 1977

Virginia, 1986

Tennessee, 2002


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, 2013-2024

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association, 1977-2021

Northern Kentucky Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility (Administrative Agency of the Supreme Court of Tennessee)

Kentucky Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2001 – 2021

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 1995 – 2001/2020 – present

Tennessee Historical Society, 2001 – 2009

University of the Cumberlands, Board of Trustees, 2003 – present