William (Bill) Davidson has had a long career in the practice of law, spanning over forty years. During that time he has had the privilege of representing a broad range of clients in litigation, bankruptcy, appellate work, corporate and real estate matters. For the past several years his practice has concentrated in the areas of corporate representation, real estate and development. Bill has served for the past fourteen years as the general counsel for the largest privately owned PPO in the United States, working on all of its corporate, contract and health policy issues. He has also been actively involved in real estate transactions from development to financing. Bill is probably the only attorney in Texas to develop the documents for a fractional ownership condominium project. He is currently working on several large real estate development projects in central Texas, representing the developers of those projects. In addition Bill has devoted many hours to non-profit corporations, acting as the volunteer corporate counsel for Hope Alliance, Youth Interactive, and Austin Community Clinic.

Certifications:

Attorney-Mediator's Institute, 1997.

Admissions:

State Bar of Texas; Federal Fifth Circuit.

Professional Memberships:

Bankruptcy Section Member, State Bar of Texas; Business Law Section Member, State Bar of Texas; Real Estate Law Section Member, State Bar of Texas; Austin Bar Association; Federal Fifth Circuit Bar Association.

Education:

University of Texas (B.A. (Plan II), 1960); University of Texas (J.D. 1963).

Attorney Experience:

Licensed in Texas in September, 1963; Licensed to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas; Licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; General Civil practice with emphasis on general business matters, including litigation and appellate representation before the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, and Texas courts of appeal, bankruptcy (business reorganization under Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 liquidations), real estate transactions (including contract, loan, condominium, and subdivision development, both commercial and residential) for developers, lenders, and lender transactions including loan document, and corporate representation. He also represents clients in the area of intellectual property, entertainment law and computer contract law. In addition, he has experience in health law, including HIPAA and Medicare regulations. United States Air Force, Judge Advocate Department, 1964-1967. Rank of Captain. Alvis and Carssow, Austin, Texas, 1967-1972; Campbell and Davidson, Austin, Texas, 1972-1985; Law Office of William C. Davidson, P.C., 1985-1989; Minter, Joseph and Thornhill, P.C., 1989-2006; Chamberlain♦McHaney, 2006- Present.

Mediation Training and Experience:

Travis County Settlement Week Training, 1993; Settlement Week Mediator, Travis County, 1993; Training by Attorney-Mediator’s Institute, Inc., Austin, September, 1997; Travis County Settlement Week Mediator, 1997, 1998, 1999; Williamson County Settlement Week Mediator 1999; Participated in forty mediations as an attorney, and twenty-five or more as a mediator. Mediations include commercial litigation, employment litigation, personal injury, and family law mediation.

Civic Activities:

Western District of Texas Selective Service Board; Member,1970-1974; Town Lake Beautification Committee 1972-1975; Board of Directors of the University YMCA; Board of Directors of Texas Association for Autistic Children; Board of Directors of Austin Ballet; Board of Directors of Project Transitions; Board of Directors of Youth Options (now Life Works) and chairman of that board in 1997; Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, serving as president of the alumni organization; Silver Spurs at the University of Texas, 1959-1963, serving as vice president; University of Texas Liberal Arts Foundation, 1992–present; chairman of the City of Austin Metropolitan Transit Authority Task Force in 1981; track official at the University of Texas, Penn Relays, and national track meets since 1974 and head pole vault official since 1996; Volunteer at Brakenridge Hospital Emergency Room from 1990–1997; Ebenezer Child Development Center Board of Directors 1998-served as Chairman of the Board; Served as a judge for moot court, mock trial and mediation competitions at the University of Texas School of Law for the past several years; Received award as outstanding judge from UT Law School, 1998, and 2005; Served as the host for international students from Venezuela, Brazil, Germany and Ukraine from 1972 through 2000; Member of Capitol of Texas Rotary Club; Presently serving as chairman of the board of Youth Interactive, Inc., an organization dedicated to encouraging activity and health in young people.

Political Participation:

Republican precinct chairman 1968; Chairman, Travis County Republican Party, 1969-1975; Tenth Congressional District Chairman, Eggers Campaign for Gov. 1969; Tenth Congressional District Chairman, Bush for Senate, 1970; Volunteer in Reagan Bush 1980-1984 Campaigns; Volunteer in Bush 1988 and 1992 Campaigns; Volunteer in George W. Bush 2000 Campaign; Candidate in Republican Primary for Third Court of Appeals in 2006

Ratings:

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Rating)

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