William S. "Bill" Dudzinsky, Jr.

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Private Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Outsourcing & Procurement
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Venture Capital & Early Stage Finance
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications Transactions
  • Business Development Companies
  • Automotive
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0106
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., cum laude
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
Admitted1988, New York; 1997, District of Columbia

Bill Dudzinsky is a trusted business and legal advisor to publicly traded and privately held companies, private equity firms, management teams, entrepreneurs and investment bankers in complex corporate transactions, principally in the technology, media and telecommunications industries. Bill represents and counsels buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups and minority investments and the various participants in strategic partnerships, joint ventures, tax-advantaged transactions, debt and equity restructurings and recapitalizations. He is also experienced in advising boards of directors, audit committees and special committees on a wide variety of strategic matters, including issues with respect to corporate governance, disclosure obligations and fiduciary duties.

Bill counsels clients on the often complicated negotiations typical to multiparty M&A transactions-from inception through closing and post-closing integration. Bill handles all phases of the corporate life cycle-from initial formation, including raising early stage capital and going public, to fulfilling public company reporting and operational requirements. He also provides advice and counsel on day-to-day operational matters, corporate initiatives, corporate governance and compliance standards.

Leveraging his prior experience as general counsel and managing director of a start-up hedge fund, Bill counsels private equity, venture capital and buyout funds looking at debt and equity investments in the media, communications, information technology and the for-profit higher education sectors. He also advises on fund formation and structuring for both equity and debt portfolio investments. Bill also has experience with issues relating to initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, debt financings and private placements.

Selected Experience

CJ Group invests in DreamWorks Studios.

Gottex Financial Products launches investment fund business.

Preeminent private equity firm forms and grows television media portfolio.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of and mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (2015)


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Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Novel Controlling-Stockholder Claim and Clarifies Effect of a Fully Informed, Uncoerced Stockholder Vote
Peter J. Anderson,Steven B. Boehm,William S. "Bill" Dudzinsky,Patricia A. Gorham,Harry S. Pangas, October 13, 2015
The Delaware Supreme Court recently issued an opinion, captioned Corwin v. KKR Financial Holdings LLC,1 that sheds further light on when a stockholder owning less than 50% of the voting power of a company may be deemed a controlling stockholder. In the opinion, the Delaware Supreme Court also...
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William S. "Bill" Dudzinsky, Jr.

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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