William M. Hardin
Bill concentrates his practice primarily on representing entrepreneurial clients in business transactions and corporate governance matters, including representation of public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financing, securities offerings and other significant business transactions. His practice also includes representation of growth companies as outside general counsel in establishing strategic relationships, joint ventures, technology licensing and distribution relationships, executive employment and compensation arrangements and other matters. Bill has also assisted public and private organizations in developing and implementing economic development and capital formation legislative initiatives.
Clients served represent a variety of industries and have included: Apollo Group; Arizona Board of Regents; Arizona State University; Carefx Corporation; Columbia University; DH Instruments; Fiesta Bowl; Heska Corporation; Honeywell; Intesource, Inc.; Mobile Mini; NetPro Computing; Philosophy, Inc.; Quality Care Solutions, Inc.; Schaller Anderson; and W.L. Gore & Associates.
- Osborn Maledon Practice Groups and Attorneys Ranked as Tops in Chambers Guide
Three practice areas in the Phoenix law firm Osborn Maledon, P.A. received the highest possible ranking among Arizona law firms for the ninth year in a row in the 2013 ranking by the prestigious legal resource guide, Chambers USA.
- 23 Osborn Maledon, P.A. Lawyers Named ‘Best’ in National Publication
Twenty-three of the 51 attorneys in the Phoenix law firm of Osborn Maledon, P.A. have been singled out for national recognition in the new 2012 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession.
- Osborn Maledon, P.A. Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List
Fourteen of the 49 attorneys at Osborn Maledon, P.A., a Phoenix law firm, have been named to the Southwest Super Lawyers 2011 list.
- Osborn Maledon, P.A. Practice Groups and Attorneys Ranked as Tops in Chambers Guide
Three practice areas in the Phoenix law firm of Osborn Maledon, P.A. received the highest possible ranking among Arizona law firms for the seventh year in a row in the 2011 ranking by the prestigious legal resource guide, Chambers USA.
Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A, 2004-2013
The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Securities Law, editions 1995-2014
Southwest Super Lawyers, Top 50 Arizona Attorneys, 2007-2010
Southwest Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, 2007-2013
Arizona's Finest Lawyers
Certified Public Accountant, 1979
Director, Arizona Economic Resource Organization (AERO)
Co-chair, Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology (GCIT)
Co-chair, GCIT Technology Transfer Committee
State Bar of Arizona, Securities Regulation Section Past Chair
Governor's Award for Excellence in Human Rights
Equality Arizona and Arizona Human Rights Fund, Inc., Co-Founder
City of Phoenix Arts Commission: Commissioner; Past Chair, Art in Public Places Committee
Arizona Heart Institute, Institutional Review Board
Co-Author: Arizona Legal Forms, Business Organizations (Corporations), Volumes 8 and 9, West Publishing, January 1991 (Supp. 1997)
Venture Capital Financing - Standard Terms and Recent Developments, (Financial Executives Institute)
Venture Capital Financing - Term Sheet and Purchase Agreement Issues, (The Seminar Group)
Year 2000 Strategies for Small and Mid-Sized Organizations
Dealing with Securities Analysts and the Press, (Arizona State Bar Convention, Seminar Chairman)
Preparation for an Initial Public Offering, (Going Public: Marker Capital for Arizona Companies), Arizona State Bar