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

Bill frequently speaks on topics of interest to business owners. Watch one of his recent webinars here.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized Bill as one of the LA500 – a list of the 500 most influential people in the Los Angeles business community.

Representative Experience
  • Representation of Fortune 500 and nonprofit 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

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

B.A., Whittier College, 1968
high honors

Bar Admissions State Bar of California

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, 2017 and prior years, (Business Edition 2014)
  • Recognized 2019-2023 as one of the Los Angeles Business Journal's "LA500" - a list of the 500 most influential people in the Los Angeles business community
  • Recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America® for 2023 and 2024