Quinn P. Williams - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Quinn P. Williams

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

Quinn Williams has represented public and private corporations, entrepreneurs, and investment funds for more than 20 years. Quinn's M&A representations have included both Fortune 500 and middle market companies in technology, retail, media, manufacturing and specialty service industries throughout the United States. As a past board member and general counsel for two Arizona-based public companies, Quinn advises on board governance and compliance matters.

University of Arizona College of LawLL.B University of Wisconsin, MadisonBBA
RED Cross of Arizona American Heart Assn-GrandCanyonScottsdale CharrosEnterprise NetworkArizona Venture Capital ConferenceGreater Phoenix Economic CouncilGovernors Council On TechnologyScottsdale ChamberArizona Technology Council

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Private and public equity and debt financings
  • Mergers, acquisitions and recapitalization
  • Technology licensing and joint venture transactions
  • Franchising and intellectual property compliance
  • Board of directors (corporate governance)
Significant Representations
  • Counsel to Kona Grill, IPO for $30 million and general corporate.
  • Counsel to Remy International in sale of assets for $150 million.
  • Represented regional and national venture capital funds and their portfolio companies in equity and debt financings in excess of $300 million since 1998.°
  • Counsel to Swensen's, Inc., a 400-store franchise chain, $30 million IPO, 34 Act compliance and franchising compliance.
  • Counsel for Combined Communications Corp., a NYSE Fortune 500 Phoenix-based outdoor and broadcast media company in securities compliance, acquisition matters and merger with the Gannett Co. Inc.
  • Represented Circle K, a Phoenix-based NYSE convenience store chain in setting up national franchise program including disclosure and registration matters.°
  • Counsel to Regency Health, a California medical provider in buyout program and subsequent $40 million IPO.°
  • Counsel to Star HRG in its sale to UICI insurance for $40 million.°

Client Comments

"Quinn is a great BUSINESS attorney. He focuses on the relevant issues with practical solutions. What could be better?"

-John Weber
Remy International

"Quinn Williams is truly a business person's lawyer. He is a deal maker, not a deal breaker. I have utilized his talents and skills in a variety of business ventures that I have been involved with. He has the ability to quickly understand the issues from both sides of a transaction and successfully negotiate solutions that can allow both parties to feel like a winner."

-John Wertheim
President & CEO
Single Stick, Inc.

"Quinn is a "tell-it-like-it-is" attorney. Not only will he give you a quality legal perspective, but he will also provide input on how decisions can impact your company and put it in to words that are meaningful and actionable. He is a very trusted advisor. Just as important, Quinn is an excellent "connector of people," meaning that he is more than willing to share his network to help you and your business. He is more than outstanding legal counsel; he is an outstanding business resource."

-Joe Jacober
Innovative Brands

"Quinn Williams is simply the finest corporate attorney with whom I have ever worked. He keeps a cool head; he thinks 10 steps ahead and very strategically. He is a technical expert, especially in Boardroom mechanics, and he is a problem solver, not a problem maker. As LifeLock grew, we had a lot of cleanup to do with investor documents as we closed a major venture round. Quinn kept all heads cool and headed down the right path. I regularly recommend Quinn as the top entrepreneurial and securities attorney in the Arizona marketplace. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. "

-Robert Maynard
Founder, Chief Strategist

"Quinn is generally regarded as the "dean" of venture capital securities lawyers in Arizona; he is known for his ability to bring sides to conciliatory conclusions in difficult transactions."

-Jock Holliman
General Partner
Valley Ventures

"Quinn Williams is a stellar attorney and business advisor. His expansive knowledge and understanding of business transactions, globalization, and technology are unique in an attorney. Quinn is able to synthesize complex information and develop realistic and straightforward solutions to business problems. Quinn also is one of the most responsive professionals in the practice of law - always available, ready to share his wise counsel in a broad array of business problems. His track record in advising and guiding successful start-ups, M&As, IPOs, and other major business transactions sets him apart from most other business lawyers. He also is very actively engaged in the community on a variety of fronts, generously lending his expertise and extensive network of contacts to help strengthen the competitiveness of Arizona, and to improve the quality of life for individuals and families."

"In my role as Associate Corporate Counsel, I have been working with Quinn Williams for approximately one year. During this time, Quinn has provided strategic business law advice to our company. Quinn has proven to be extremely knowledgeable in the law and an effective advocate. Furthermore, Quinn has gone out of his way to provide advice and mentor me personally in these areas of the law. Quinn's positive demeanor makes working with him a very positive experience."

-Jeremiah J. Shives
Associate Corporate Counsel
Remy International

"Quinn is highly professional and always informative. He is well thought in the legal, financial, and merger world. He has his finger on the pulse of the financial community at all times. When Quinn meets and works with a client, he has a way of making you feel that your company and your personal life are of the utmost importance in his life."

-John Larson
Omni Capital

"Quinn has been an invaluable asset to our company and a trusted advisor to me in developing our strategic plan. He has the experience and relationships to find solutions for all of the issues faced by high-growth businesses and I have great respect for him as a caring, family man."

-Jim Riggs

Office Location

2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Franchise Law (Corporate Transactions, Distributors, Franchisees, International, Licensing)
Venture Capital Law (Biotechnology, Private Equity)

Other Information

Gender: Male