Senior Partner
William L. Northcote
About Me
Bill Northcote, Chair of Shibley Righton LLP’s business law practice group, brings high dedication and thoroughness to his practice of business law with particular emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and financing. He understands that the practice of law is essentially about serving the needs and expectations of clients and he recognizes that his relationship with his clients is essentially a personal relationship.

He believes that to meet the needs and expectations of clients he has to understand his client’s business and its business environment. He has served on the boards of a number of clients, both public and closely-held, that carry on diverse types of businesses (including life reinsurance consulting, trade and direct investment consulting in the East Asia, postage meter and equipment distribution, software development and licensing, marketing and distribution of consumer products). Bill uses his skills to find legal solutions that are effective and economical.

Bill’s 35 years of legal experience complement a strong academic background. Bill received an LL.M. (International Business Law) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992, an LL.B. (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and History) from the University of Toronto. He has also taught at York University in Toronto and in Nankai University, Tianjin, in China on business law issues and was an instructor in the Law Society of Ontario’s Bar Admission Course for over ten years.

Bill has served for over 10 years as a director of Multilaw. He also currently serves as its Vice-Chairman Americas Region (North America) and as the chair of its Rules and Governance Committee.
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Banking & Finance
Commercial Contracts
Insolvency & Restructuring
Intellectual Property
Media, Advertising & Entertainment

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