Bill Carpenter

Bill Carpenter has represented individual and corporate clients in a variety of litigated matters arising in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, the purchase and sale of securities, commercial transactions, corporate control, stock options, Internet real estate brokerage, insurance coverage, commercial construction, distributorships, intellectual property, and antitrust.

Mr. Carpenter began practicing law with the firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen in San Francisco after receiving his J.D. from the University of California (Boalt Hall) School of Law. He moved to Minnesota and practiced with Doherty, Rumble & Butler before joining Briol & Benson (formerly Briol & Associates) in 1999.

Mr. Carpenter also serves as General Counsel for Briol & Benson, advising the firm on day-to-day corporate governance, strategic and commercial issues.

Mr. Carpenter is admitted to practice in Minnesota, California, and in the U.S. Court of International Trade.


Professional Experience

University of California – Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
J.D., 1994

Princeton University
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 1985

Stanford University
B.A., with Distinction and Honors, 1979
Phi Beta Kappa
National Merit Scholar

Hebei University, Baoding, People’s Republic of China
Lecturer, 1985-1986

California State University, Chico
Lecturer, 1987-1988

University of California at Los Angeles
Lecturer, 1988-1989

California State University, Long Beach
1989

University of California, Santa Cruz
Lecturer, 1990-1991

Minnesota Supreme Court
California Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
U.S. District Court – Minnesota
U.S. District Court – Central District of California

Guggenberger v. Starkey Laboratories, Inc., No. 16-2021, 2016 WL 7479542 (D. Minn. Dec. 29, 2016)

Mandel v. Multiband Corp., No. A15-1133, 2016 WL 1175073 (Minn. Ct. App. Mar. 28, 2016), review denied (June 21, 2016)

Nemadji Research Corporation, et al. v. California Reimbursement Enterprises, Inc.,, No. A12-0966 (Minn. Ct. App. March 4, 2013)

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. v. Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of the City of St. Louis, et al., 2010 U.S. Dist. Lexis 112744 (E.D. Mo. October 22, 2010)
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. v. Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of the City of St. Louis, 2010 U.S. Dist. Lexis 70919 (E.D. Mo. July 15, 2010)
Las Vegas Sands Corp. v. ACE Gaming, LLC, 2010 U.S. Dist. Lexis 50891 (D. N.J. May 24, 2010)
Madison House Group, L.P. v. Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., et al., Docket No. A-3171-08T2 (N.J. App. Div., Mar. 15, 2010)
Cedar Fair v. Minntertainment Company, et al., 2007 WL 1674830 (Minn. Ct. App. June 12, 2007)
Cedar Fair v. Minntertainment Company, 2006 WL 2474025 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 29, 2006)
Horseshoe Entertainment v. Lepinski, 923 So.2d 929, 2006 WL 545590 (La. App. 2 Cir. 2006)
Barron Bancshares, Inc. v. U.S.
, 366 F.3d 1360 (Fed. Cir. May 11, 2004)
Casazza v. Kiser, 313 F.3d 414 (8th Cir. 2002)
United HealthCare Ins. Co. v. Advance PCS
, 316 F.3d 737 (8th Cir. 2002)
United HealthCare Ins. Co. v. Advance PCS, 2002 U.S. Dist. Lexis 28262 (D. Minn. Mar. 18, 2002)
Lisa A. Smith v. American Arbitration Association, 233 F.3d 502 (7th Cir. 2000)
Stop & Shop Companies, Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co., 136 F.3d 71 (1st Cir. 1998)
Steiner Corp. v. Johnson & Higgins of Calif., 135 F.3d 684 (10th Cir. 1998)
Allen-Pacific, Ltd. v. Superior Court, 57 Cal. App. 4th 1546, 67 Cal. Rptr. 2d 804 (1997)
Freeman & Mills, Inc. v. Belcher Oil Co., 11 Cal. 4th 85, 900 P.2d 669, 44 Cal. Rptr. 2d 420 (1995)

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