Quinn Williams: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Quinn Williams

Phoenix,  AZ  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Franchise & Distribution
Contact InfoTelephone: 602.445.8343
Fax: 602.445.8647
University University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A., Finance, 1972
Law SchoolUniversity of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 1975
Admitted1975, Arizona; 1984, New York (inactive)

Professional & Community Involvement
•Director's Emeritus, Arizona Technology Council, 2008-Present
•Board Member, American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter, 2008-Present
•Board Member, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, 1998-Present
•Board Member, Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology, 2003-2008
•Board Member (2004), President (2002) and Chairman 2003, Enterprise Network
•Board, Arizona Technology Council Executive Committee, 2002-2008
•Chairman, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), 2000-2001
•Vice Chair, Governor's Regulatory Review Commission, 1999
•Founder - Chair, Arizona Venture Capital Conference, Phoenix 1992-1993
•Founding Chair, Governor's Small Business Executive Council
•Valley Leadership Association, Class V

BornEvergreen Park, Illinois, 1949

Quinn Williams has represented public and private corporations, entrepreneurs, and investment funds for more than 20 years. Quinn's M&A representations have included both Fortune 500 and middle market companies in technology, retail, media, manufacturing and specialty service industries throughout the United States. As a past board member and general counsel for two Arizona-based public companies, Quinn advises on board governance and compliance matters.

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, AZ Business Leaders, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law; Franchise Law; Venture Capital Law, 1995-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2014
•Top 50 Super Lawyers in Arizona, 2007-2008, 2010, 2012-2014
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2005-2014
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
•Listed, Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011
•Named, Client Service All Star, BTI Client Service All-Stars Report, 2010-2011; 2014
•Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014
•Recommended, Practical Law Company, PLC Dispute Resolution Handbook, 2008, 2010
•Member, Winning Team, Restructuring Deal of the Year, International Financial Law Review, 2008
•Named, 2008 Centers of Influence Honorees
•Listed, Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America, 2006
•Listed, Power Players a listing of 50 of Phoenix's top influential business leaders, The Phoenix Business Journal, 2006
•Selected, The Business Journal Best of the Bar Award, Corporate Financing, 2005
•Listed, Phoenix Business Journal Most Influential Business Leaders, 2003
•Selected, Innovator of Year Award, Arizona Technology Council, 2002
•Listed, Phoenix Business Journal Heavy Hitter Arizona All Stars, October 14, 2002
•Recipient, U.S. Small Business Administration Award, Region IX and State of Arizona, May 1996
•Listed, Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Arizona, Inc magazine, June 1994
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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24 Greenberg Traurig Phoenix Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
24 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in the 2012 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers
Greenberg Traurig M&A Practice Jumps in California League Table Rankings
Twenty-Three Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Phoenix Listed in The Best Lawyers in America2012
2011 Chambers USA Guide Ranks 9 Greenberg Traurig Phoenix Attorneys

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Contributing Author, United States Law of Trade and Investment, William S. Hein & Co., 2000
•Contributing Author, Attracting Capital From Angels, John Wiley and Sons., 2002

•Speaker, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising on various franchise topics, including financing a franchise company

Areas of Concentration
•Private and public equity and debt financings
•Mergers, acquisitions and recapitalization
•Technology licensing and joint venture transactions
•Franchising and intellectual property compliance
•Board of directors (corporate governance)

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Counsel to Kona Grill, IPO for $30 million and general corporate. Counsel to Remy International in sale of assets for $150 million. Represented regional and national venture capital funds and their portfolio companies in equity and debt financings in excess of $300 million since 1998. Counsel to Swensen's, Inc., a 400-store franchise chain, $30 million IPO, 34 Act compliance and franchising compliance. Counsel for Combined Communications Corp., a NYSE Fortune 500 Phoenix-based outdoor and broadcast media company in securities compliance, acquisition matters and merger with the Gannett Co. Inc. Represented Circle K, a Phoenix-based NYSE convenience store chain in setting up national franchise program including disclosure and registration matters. Counsel to Regency Health, a California medical provider in buyout program and subsequent $40 million IPO. Counsel to Star HRG in its sale to UICI insurance for $40 million. The above matters were handled by Mr. Williams prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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Quinn Williams

2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
PhoenixAZ 85016


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