Wealth Enhancement Group
After graduating from law school, Bill began his legal career in private practice as an employment and business litigator with a Minneapolis law firm. His first role after leaving private practice was to serve as in-house counsel for Rollerblade. Since then, he has held in-house counsel positions at several corporations including Pillsbury, FICO and Ameriprise Financial. While at Ameriprise, Bill led the team responsible for legal support of their public company compliance, M&A, and corporate finance functions. He and his team handled many transactions for Ameriprise, including securities offerings and acquisitions (such as the acquisitions of H&R Block Financial Advisors, the Seligman Funds, Columbia Asset Management and numerous advisor practice acquisitions), as well as the sale of Securities America. Most recently, he served as General Counsel for Johnson Brothers Liquor Company, one of the largest wine importers and wholesalers in the United States.