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  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, high honors, Order of the Coif, North Carolina Law Review
  • B.A., Cornell University, cum laude
  • New York
  • North Carolina
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Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

William (Bill) H. Zimmern

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Bill Zimmern practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate law.  He handles diverse transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, securities offerings and other corporate matters. 

Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Zimmern practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City.

Of Note

  • Selected for inclusion to the North Carolina Super Lawyers: Rising Stars list in 2013-2016; primary area of practice is Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Published in Aspatore Books' Strategies for Negotiating Mergers and Acquisitions: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Clients’ Needs and Successfully Negotiating M&A Transactions
  • Charlotte Country Day School, Board of Trustees
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, Board Member
  • Bruce Irons Camp Fund, Board Member and Board Chairman (2009-2015)
  • Arts & Science Council, Cabinet Member (2009-2010)
  • Bernstein Leadership Group, Class VII

Representative Matters

  • Represented financial sponsor in the acquisition of an environmental services from another financial sponsor
  • Represented financial sponsor in the purchase of a financial services software business, subsequent add-on acquisitions, and successful sale of the business to a large publicly traded consulting firm
  • Represented financial sponsor in the acquisition of retail eye wear business, an equity recapitalization and subsequent add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a platform business providing professional educational services in add-on acquisitions and related transactional matters
  • Represented financial sponsor in the acquisition of the semiconductor equipment division of a publicly traded health science and technology company and the subsequent sale of the business to a publicly traded industrial strategic acquirer
  • Represented financial sponsor in equity investment in healthcare marketing company
  • Represented specialty finance holding company in the acquisition of equipment leasing business
  • Represented publicly traded manufacturer and industrial services company in the acquisition of energy consulting business
  • Represented publicly traded manufacturer and industrial services company with the divestiture of security design and integration business
  • Represented publicly traded hospital chain in the sale of various healthcare facilities
  • Represented founders of specialty fabrication and engineering business with auction process and sale to a financial sponsor
  • Represented founders of industrial equipment distribution company in a sale of the business to a Dow 30 conglomerate
  • Represented foreign strategic acquirer with the acquisition of the plastics division of a publicly traded competitor
  • Represented foreign strategic acquirer with the acquisition of an energy services and construction business
  • Represented management in its buyout of an insurance services business from a publicly traded financial institution
  • Represented investor group with sale of health and fitness center business

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association