Bernard A. Williams is the Managing Partner of Company Counsel LLC, a small business law firm in the greater Philadelphia are. As the founder of several businesses himself, Bernard believes that smart, forward-thinking legal counsel is not a privilege meant only for the wealthiest of corporate conglomerates – every business needs wise legal advice and representation to survive, grow, and sustain success. Bernard and his team have come together to help small business owners live out their dreams, achieve their goals, and beat the odds by carefully reviewing their unique needs and working together to remove the potential legal roadblocks in their way. High-level legal services, delivered professionally in a way that makes sense for small business owners.
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Eastern District of Pennsylvania,
CURRENT FIRM: Company Counsel LLC
Cravath, Swaine & Moore | Dickstein Shapiro | Drinker Biddle & Reath
LAW SCHOOL: New York University
ADVANCED DEGREES: J.D.
HONORS AND AWARDS: 2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars, 2016 Pennsylvania Rising Stars, Authentic Servant Leadership Award (2015), Justin D. Simon Core Values Award (Dickstein Shapiro, 2005), Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal (NYU Law, 2002)
Startups and Venture Capital
(Choice of Entity and Formation, M&A, Outside General Counsel)
Corporate and Securities
(Commercial Contracts, Corporate Governance, M&A, Nonprofit Law, Partnerships and Joint Ventures)
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
(Administrative Agency Proceedings | Commercial/Contract Disputes | Defamation | Employment | Intellectual Property | Professional Liability and Malpractice Claims | Real Estate)
INDUSTRY: Construction/Trades, Food Service, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing, Professional Services/ Consulting, Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, Retail, Social Assistance, Tech, Warehousing