Bill joined Ryley Carlock & Applewhite in 1964 following his graduation from the University of Arizona College of Law and served as the firm's Managing Shareholder from 1988 to 1998.
He has a diversified practice in the areas of public finance, corporate and securities law, real estate, probate and estate planning, and representation of corporate fiduciaries, with a primary emphasis on the representation of clients in all aspects of public finance law. Bill has extensive experience in representing public entities and in serving as counsel to issuers, underwriters, indenture trustees, borrowing entities, and as bond counsel in connection with public financing transactions. He also serves as a general counsel to a number of profit and non-profit corporations.
A native Arizonan, Bill is married to Liisa and has two adult children and five grandchildren. He served on active and reserve duty in the United States Navy (1956-1962).
Bill is active in the business, civic and cultural affairs of the greater Phoenix area. In his free