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William Schnoor

Partner, Goodwin Procter


Bill Schnoor, a partner in and co-chair of Goodwin Procter’s Technology Companies & Life Sciences Group and one of the leaders of the firm’s interdisciplinary practice focusing on investments in alternative energy and clean technologies, concentrates in the areas of business and securities law, private equity and acquisitions. Bill represents start-ups and other private and public companies in a wide range of industries including alternative energy and other clean technologies; ecommerce and other internet-based businesses; enterprise software; life sciences; and healthcare information technology. He has worked with numerous companies from their initial financing through initial public offerings or acquisitions, and has advised numerous public companies and their boards of directors. Bill speaks frequently on financing, entrepreneurship and public offerings. He has presented to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School New Enterprise course on "Legal Issues for Start-Ups," and has appeared as a guest at the Harvard Business School course on Entrepreneurial Management on legal topics.

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