William L. Siegel is a Shareholder in the Corporate and Business Law Practice Group and Bankruptcy section head. His experience ranges from representing individuals and business entities in their corporate and transactional affairs including drafting and negotiating agreements of all types, and representing individuals and business entities in disputes giving rise to litigation in State and Federal Courts. He also represents debtors, creditors, Trustees, and Committees in bankruptcy matters in Chapter 7 liquidations and Chapter 11 reorganizations. His clients include small and medium size businesses, start-up technology companies, and partnerships.
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Rotary Club of Park Cities, North Dallas Camber of Commerce Board member, Texans for Tort Reform, Dallas Arts District Alliance, Inc. Board member, and Big Thought, Inc. f/k/a/ Young Audiences, North Texas Board member. Bill was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1957, and received his preliminary education in Toledo. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance in 1979 from Miami University in Ohio. Bill then earned his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1982, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1982 and is admitted to practice in all United States District Courts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
AWARDS & HONORS
•Has been named a Texas Super Lawyer by the publishers of Texas Monthly magazine since 2004 in three areas of law: Bankruptcy: Business, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate.
•In 2013, D-Magazine named Bill one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas in the Bankruptcy & Workout area of law.
NEWS, PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING EVENTS
•Bill Siegel spoke at the Dallas Bar Association North Dallas Clinic on December 12, 2014 on An Overview of Bankruptcy - It's a Jungle Out There.
•Bill Siegel was interviewed on August 4, 2010 by Joe Thomas of CBS 11 TV and Tracy Kornet of KTXA 21 regarding the Bankruptcy and Action of the Texas Rangers.
•Bill Siegel was quoted in a Dallas Business Journal article entitled “Still no decision on Rangers sale” dated June 15, 2010.
•On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, Bill Siegel was interviewed by Austin York on KRLD News Radio 1080 AM regarding the Texas Rangers breakup fee between Greenberg and Ryan.
•Bill Siegel was quoted in a Dallas Business Journal article entitled “Greenberg-Ryan could get $10M breakup fee” dated June 14, 2010.
•Bill Siegel was quoted in a Star-Telegram article entitled “Bankruptcy next step in Texas Rangers saga as Hicks tries to wrap up sale” dated May 24, 2010.
•Bill Siegel was quoted in a Dallas Business Journal article entitled VarTec founders seek end to suit - Mitchells' lavish lifestyle remains key issue dated August 10, 2009.
•Bill Siegel was quoted in a Dallas Business Journal article entitled Superior Air Parts action likely to focus on equity dated July 28, 2009.
•Bill Siegel was quoted In a Dallas Business Journal article entitled SBA to take control of fund that owes money dated May 22, 2009.
•On Thursday, November 20, 2008, Bill Siegel was interviewed by Shaun Rabb of Fox4News in a story entitled Auto dealerships Discuss Bailout Possibility:
•Author: “Attorney Liability -- Is This the New Twilight Zone?” The University of Memphis Law Review, Volume 27, Number 1, 1997.
•“Treatments of Covenants Not to Compete in Bankruptcy,” ABA Spring Conference.
•Speaker: ABA Business Law Section Semi-Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, 1996, and San Francisco, California, 1999.
•Speaker: National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (San Diego, California), Memphis Bar Association, 1996.
•Speaker: National CLE Conference -- Bankruptcy Law; Texas Real Estate Commission; and frequent lecturer to various professional organizations regarding corporate law and bankruptcy.
•Speaker: 2007 Tax & Accounting Expo; East Texas Chapter, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
•Bill Siegel has been interviewed on numerous occasions on KRLD-AM 1080 regarding the American Airlines and Hostess bankruptcies.