University of California at Los Angeles, B.A. in Economics
University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., with honors
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
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
William Bresee is a partner in Leech Tishman’s Los Angeles and Pittsburgh offices and possesses a wealth of experience in the area of commercial transactions. He serves as Chair of the firm’s Energy Practice Group as well as Co-Chair of Leech Tishman’s International Practice Group. Bill also practices in the 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.
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