William H. Heritage  III - Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.

William H. Heritage III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013


    Mr. Heritage concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business formation and planning, corporate law, health care law and real estate law. He has over 17 years of experience in dealing with complex business and commercial transactions within a broad range of industries.

    Will’s practice includes representation of small to large privately-held businesses as well as international business clients. Many of his clients are involved in the automotive industry, and other representative client industry segments include health care, information systems, consulting, food products and distribution, and general manufacturing. He assists businesses in their formation and counsels them on all general corporate matters including governance issues, contracts, growth through acquisitions and financing. He works with closely-held businesses to develop succession planning and buy-sell agreements. A significant part of Will’s business work includes negotiating and drafting a wide variety of contracts to meet his clients’ needs.

    His experience includes many complex business transactions, and he has represented both purchasers and sellers. A representative list of his transaction experience is provided under Selected Transactions. Will’s representation of merger and acquisition clients covers the entire spectrum of the transaction from initial assessment and planning, drafting letters of intent, and conducting due diligence through negotiating the transaction, preparing the transaction agreements, closing and post-closing. He is skilled in business planning strategies and the structuring of transactions to accomplish the needs of his clients.

    Will conducts a very active real estate practice representing clients with the purchasing, selling and leasing of commercial, professional, industrial and retail properties. He is also experienced in real estate financing.

    Mr. Heritage is active in a number of community and civic organizations. He served on several boards, including as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the S.E. Michigan American Red Cross. He has been active as a member of fund raising committees, including events for organizations such as Children’s Hospital.

Practice Areas

  • Automotive Business Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Health Care Law
  • International Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate


  • Duke University, B.A.
  • Michigan State University of Law (f/k/a Detroit College of Law), J.D., cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 1995

Law Review, Detroit College of Law Legal Issues CouncilAmerican Red CrossGerman American Camber of Commerce

Office Location

Columbia Center, 10th Floor
101 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084-5280
United States

Practice Areas

Health Care Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law