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

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