William Bavinger’s practice has concentrated on corporate and securities law for more than 30 years. His corporate practice includes the formation of new companies and joint ventures; mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; spin-offs; and liquidations. His securities practice includes public and private offerings; annual and quarterly reports and proxy statements; proxy contests; and the defense of SEC and stock exchange investigations and civil litigation involving claims under the securities laws. During the mid-1970’s, Mr. Bavinger served as assistant general counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also served as law clerk for Judge Wade H. McCree, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Civic Involvement & Honors

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Representative Experience

  • Unigraphics Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of EDS, in connection with its $200 million acquisition of a publicly held competitor
  • Benchmark Media, Inc. in connection with its acquisition and subsequent disposition of cable television systems
  • ESCO Technologies Inc., a NYSE company, in connection with corporate and securities law matters
  • Loudoun Telecommunication Limited Partnership in connection with its $100 million debt restructuring and its subsequent sale of cable television systems
  • MCI WorldCom, Inc. in connection with its $300 million investment in preferred stock of Metricom, Inc., a Nasdaq national market company, and its issuance of $1 billion of short-term notes
  • Sygnet Wireless, Inc. in connection with its $50 million private placement of equity securities and its $280 million auction sale
  • Bank United Corporation in connection with its exchange offer for $115 million of NYSE listed senior notes
  • Bank United of Texas in connection with its $100 million preferred stock offering
  • Stifel Nicolaus & Company in connection with its underwriting of a $15 million subordinated debt offering for Republic Bancorp
  • PHP Healthcare Corporation, a NYSE company, in connection with its $20 million underwritten public offering of common stock
  • WKBN Broadcasting Corporation in connection with the spin-off of its cellular radio business
  • MBM Group, Inc., a regional broker-dealer, in connection with its sale and liquidation