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

• Board Member, American Liver Association, Arizona Chapter
• Director's Emeritus, Arizona Technology Council
• Board Member, American Heart Association, Grand Canyon Chapter
• Former board Member, American Red Cross, Grand Canyon Chapter
• Former Board Member, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
• Former Board Member, Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology
• Former Board Member, President and Chairman, Enterprise Network
• Former Chairman, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
• Former Vice Chair, Governor's Regulatory Review Commission
• Founding Chair, Arizona Venture Capital Conference, Phoenix
• Founding Chair, Governor's Small Business Executive Council

BornEvergreen Park, Illinois, 1949

Quinn Williams has represented public and private corporations, entrepreneurs, and investment funds for more than 25 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 is called upon for advice on board governance and compliance matters.

Areas of Concentration

• Private and public equity and debt financings
• Mergers, acquisitions and recapitalization transactions
• Technology licensing and joint venture transactions
• FCPA and UK Bribery Act compliance
• Board of directors representation (special committee advice)

Awards & Recognition

• Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law; Franchise Law; Venture Capital Law, 1995-2016
• Listed, AZ Business Leaders, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013-2015
• Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2015
• Top 50 Super Lawyers in Arizona, 2007-2008, 2010, 2012-2015
• Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2005-2015
• 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; M&A 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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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.19.15 23 Greenberg Traurig Arizona Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.30.14 Seven Arizona Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to 2014 Edition of the Chambers USA Guide
05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
02.12.14 3 Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Listed as 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars
08.19.13 26 Phoenix Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014 List
05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 171 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas
09.27.12 24 Greenberg Traurig Phoenix Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
04.13.12 24 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in the 2012 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers
09.29.11 Twenty-Three Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Phoenix Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2012

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 IPO for a franchise company

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Counsel to Alpine Bakery on its sale to Flowers Corp. for $120 million.; Counsel to Standard Aero on OEM agreements, compliance, and sale to Veritas Capital for $2.1 billion.; Counsel to Sprouts Farmers Markets in equity investment and sale to a Private Equity Firm.; Counsel to LifeLock on multiple venture capital investments.; Represented major restaurant chain in successful IPO.; Counsel to Remy International in sale of assets and IPO.; Represented regional and national venture capital funds and their portfolio companies in equity and debt financings in excess of $300 million.; Represented a multinational franchising company on IPO, 34 Act compliance and franchising compliance.; Represented a NYSE Fortune 500 Phoenix-based outdoor and broadcast media company in 34 Act securities compliance, acquisition matters and merger with the Gannett Co. Inc.

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Office Information

Quinn Williams

2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
PhoenixAZ 85016


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