William F. Bresee: Lawyer with Leech Tishman

William F. Bresee

Pittsburgh,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone412.261.1600 x 261

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Practice Areas

  • Energy
  • Construction
  • Corporate
University University of California at Los Angeles, B.A. in Economics
Law SchoolUniversity of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., with honors
Admitted1981, California; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. (Not admitted in Pennsylvania)

William Bresee possesses a wealth of experience in the area of commercial transactions. He is a partner and is a member of the firm's Energy, Corporate and Construction Practice Groups.

Bill has advised a wide range of clients, from multinational corporations to entrepreneurial enterprises, on issues such as corporate organization and administration, and legal matters related to electrical power, petroleum, telecommunications, industrial and civil facilities for U.S. and foreign corporations, governmental entities and joint ventures. Bill is also experienced in international sourcing of material, contractor-subcontractor and owner-vendor issues, infrastructure issues, private placements, research and development projects, investments in high technology concerns, "partnering" and other joint venture vehicles, acquisitions, corporate planning and structure, construction, financing, architectural design and engineering issues, equipment leasing, and commercial agreements involving U.S., European, Asian and Middle Eastern business concerns.

Bill's professional experience includes working in private practice (Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP; the Law Offices of William F. Bresee), as Vice President and General Counsel for Luz Engineering Corporation/Luz Construction, Inc., and as Counsel for the Bechtel Group, Inc. He is also a retired U.S. Navy/Naval Reserve Captain (Supply Corps); having had seven significant commanding assignments.

Bill is known for his successful record in making an immediate impact in reducing inefficiencies and providing revenue growth for his clients. He is a regular speaker on corporate, commercial, and international law issues.


Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP

Law Offices of William F. Bresee

Vice President & General Counsel, Luz Engineering Corporation; Luz Construction, Inc.

Counsel, Bechtel Group, Inc. and subsidiaries

Professional Memberships

ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (Member and Former Chair, Steering Committee of International Contracting Division, Forum on the Construction Industry

State Bar of California (International and Business Law Sections)

Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member and Former Chair of Executive Committee of International Law Section; Corporate Law Department and Business Law Sections)

Los Angeles County Bar General Counsel Roundtable


Lesser Known International Arbitration Organizations

Operations & Maintenance Contracts: Contract Approaches and Alternatives

Community Involvement

UCLA Scholarship Advisory Committee

Boy Scouts of America (Troop Committee Chair)

Little League and Youth Soccer Programs


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Office Information

William F. Bresee

525 William Penn Place, 30th Floor
PittsburghPA 15219


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