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William H. Wentz, retired, practice focused on privately-held companies – from start-up organizations to mature, established companies – in a wide range of industries. Bill was particularly knowledgeable and experienced in counseling clients on the appropriate transactional structure relating to the acquisition or sale of a business. Bill also regularly advises his business clients with license agreements and other technology issues, employment retention and incentive matters, and other commercial matters. Finally, Bill was experienced in structuring domestic and international joint ventures and partnerships.
For the past two decades, Bill’s primary interests were privately-held businesses. Bill founded the Entrepreneurial Roundtable for the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in 1991 and served as its chief Coordinator until 2013. He was also one of the founders of the Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI), the leading organization of professionals in the Midwest concerned with mergers and acquisitions.
Early in his legal career, Bill served as Associate General Counsel of the Civil Aeronautics Board, in charge of the Board’s litigation and enforcement during airline deregulation. Prior to the CAB, he was an attorney-advisor to two Chairmen of the Federal Trade Commission.
Bill resides in Naperville with his wife. He enjoys traveling and recently spent time in Asia.
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