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William L. Rivers

Partner
william.rivers@kattenlaw.com
Dallas Office
p+1.214.765.3611
f+1.214.765.3602
Overview

William L. Rivers focuses his practice primarily on serving private funds and other investors in merger, acquisition, sale and finance transactions, including structuring investments, negotiating rights among investors, and advising private funds with respect to fund formation matters.

Bill also represents clients in real estate transactions and advises clients regarding workout, bankruptcy and reorganization strategies and alternatives.

Shown below is a selection of William’s engagements.

Experience
  • Representation of a private technology services company in a sale to a public company.
  • Representation of a private investment firm in the senior and mezzanine financing for the acquisition of a leading provider of professional audio and visual equipment.
  • Representation of a premier supplier of home textiles in its acquisition of working capital and intellectual property assets.
  • Representation of a national dairy processor in a debt and equity recapitalization.
  • Representation of a leading recreational and utility trailer company in a debt and equity recapitalization.
  • Representation of a private investment firm in its senior and mezzanine financing for the acquisition of a leading manufacturer of gummy vitamins and gourmet jelly beans.
  • Representation of an independent sponsor in structuring debt and equity financing for its acquisition of a leading specialty materials company focused on engineered polymer fabrics and coated films.
  • Representation of a private investment firm in its senior and mezzanine financing for the multiple add-on acquisitions of aftermarket automobile accessory companies.
  • Representation of multiple real estate funds in fund formation and offering matters.
  • Representation of various professional services firms (medical and architectural) in establishing agreements among owners and equity and other compensation programs, and in negotiating joint ventures and other strategic relationship agreements.
  • Representation of a technology services company in its sale to a publicly held (NYSE) company.
  • Representation of companies in mortgage servicing, medical, recycling technology and electronics industries in structuring private investments and negotiating multiple layers of debt and equity financing.
  • Representation of various clients in acquisition, divestiture and financing of multifamily, office, warehouse and other real estate projects.

Recognition

ALM

ALM, Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers, 2012
William L. Rivers

Education

  • JD, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, with honors
  • MBA, The University of Texas at Austin
  • BBA, The University of Texas at Austin

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Recognition

ALM

Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers, 2012
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Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Association
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