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William F. Capps

Partner, Chairman, Corporate Department
WCapps@jmbm.com
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Direct: 310.201.3513
Main: 310.203.8080
Fax: 310.712.8513

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067

3 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, California 92614

Assistant
Kathy White
310.201.8080 Ext: 6611
KL4@jmbm.com

Bill Capps is a partner and chairman of the Corporate Department. Bill represents some of the Firm's higher visibility corporate and banking clients in many business matters, with particular emphasis on securities matters (including mergers and acquisitions and representation of Special Committees), international matters, real estate and building materials companies, corporate finance, franchising, executive compensation planning, litigation management and health care transactions. His experience includes serving substantial corporate clients in all business matters. In addition, Bill is a licensed real estate broker.

Representative Experience:

  • Representation of Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of international transactions 
  • Representation of building materials industry
  • Representation of significant families in Southern California in business and personal planning including succession planning
  • Strategic litigation management for major disputes

Education

J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1973

B.A., Whittier College, 1968
high honors

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

Associations

Former Chairman and Director of Interlaw Ltd., an international association of law firms

Organizer of monthly Corporate Counsel Roundtable programs for in-house corporate counsel

Representation of aggregate mining industry before State Board of Mining and Geology and legislature

Licensed real estate broker

American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Note and Comment Editor, California Law Review, 1972-73
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Conflict of Laws
  • Dinkelspiel Scholar
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating
  • Sought-after speaker for legal and business groups throughout Southern California
  • Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, 2014 and prior years, (Business Edition 2014)