Mr. Williams was previously the Practice Area Leader for the firm's Business Practice Group. His practice covers a range of commercial transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and lending. He has advised corporations and limited liability companies and their ownership groups in structuring and negotiating stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions and in a variety of commercial and corporate matters, including reorganizations, organizational matters, shareholder and operating agreements, joint ventures, corporate governance and general business and contractual matters. He has represented commercial lending institutions and borrowers in a variety of financing transactions. Mr. Williams has also advised corporations and governmental bodies on economic incentive matters, particularly negotiated fee-in-lieu of tax transactions.