Mr. William “Bill” Mayer is a partner in the Goodwin Procter LLP’s Business Law Department and a member of its Financial Services Group. Mr. Mayer serves as corporate and regulatory general counsel for a number of publicly held financial institutions and financial institution holding companies, as well as a number of community banking organizations.
Mr. Mayer handles a wide variety of transactions for the firm’s banking and financial services clients, including mergers, acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, stock conversions, bank and holding company formations, and other reorganizations of financial institutions and holding companies. In addition, he has counseled a number of institutional and other investors with respect to transactions involving banks and bank holding companies. In addition, Mr. Mayer advises other business clients, nonprofits, and individuals on a wide range of corporate, corporate governance and other legal matters. Mr. Mayer has taught bank and bank holding company mergers and acquisitions at the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law Studies at Boston University School of Law; he also serves on the Center’s Board of Advisors. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia and is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America. While in law school, he was an Editor of the Virginia Law Review.