William Walz, Esq.
Mr. Walz has been a licensed, practicing attorney for 28 years, with his law practice mostly devoted to the legal needs of businesses, business owners and entrepreneurs.
Bill graduated from Bucknell University in 1982, where he earned
a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English, and then was
accepted into the United States Navy’s prestigious Aviation Officer
Candidate School in Pensacola, graduating with academic and physical
fitness honors with a commission in the U.S. Naval Reserve as Naval
Flight Officer. He served for six years in Naval Intelligence reaching the
rank of lieutenant after which he was honorable discharged . During
this time period, Mr. Walz attended the top-ranked University of
California, Hastings College of the Law, focusing on international law
and business transactions, and where he graduated with a Juris Doctor
degree in 1988.
Bill began his law career in Los Angeles with a top firm as a
business litigation associate, then worked as counsel to a large
insurance company, founding that company’s funds recovery
department, and practicing in its claims area, and for a time heading up
its litigation department. However, it was the business acquisitions
side of the company’s legal work that most fascinated Mr. Walz, where
he had participated on the company’s due diligence teams, which
conducted legal and business analysis of numerous other companies for
potential merger or acquisition. This interest and fascination motivated
Bill to seek an advanced degree in business, graduating from the
University of California, Irvine School of Business’s part-time Executive
MBA program with a Masters of Business Administration degree in
At UCI’s Business School, Mr. Walz teamed up with a fellow
classmate, and together wrote and entered a business plan into an
international competition sponsored by Silicon Valley Venture Capital
firm Hummer, Winblad Venture Partners, beating out entries from
Harvard, Yale and Stanford to win the first place prize of $5,000,000 in
start-up funds. These funds helped Bill and his partners launch start-up
company MyDrugRep.com, which, went on to attract successive VC
funding, became profitable with its novel application of Internet
technology to product marketing and sales, and thrives still today as the
technology marketing division of a larger healthcare concern.
Since then, and still inspired by his practice of serving the legal needs of dynamic businesses, Mr. Walz has focused his law practice on what companies need to expand into new areas of geography, technology, and lines of business, such as intellectual property protection, international business transactions, business financing and expansion and corporate law. While Bill has practiced law in large firms, as counsel to Fortune 500 corporations, and in his own law firm with lawyer associates and staff.
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