William J. Abraham, Jr.
Bill Abraham is a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, the former Chair of the Business Law Department and its Securities Law Practice and a former member of the firm’s Management Committee. Abraham retired in 2015, but practiced at Foley & Lardner since 1973, advising clients with respect to corporate business law matters with an emphasis on securities, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and finance. He has participated in more than 100 acquisition transactions and represented aggressively growing companies that finance growth through the creative use of private and public markets.
Bill graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as editor of Michigan Law Review. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Illinois.
Bill serves or has served on numerous corporate boards, including The Vollrath Company, LLC; L’eft Bank Wine Company; Park Bank; Quad/Graphics, Inc.; and Windway Capital Corp. He serves or has served on the boards of numerous community organizations, including Family Service of Milwaukee; The Greater Milwaukee Committee; Wisconsin Policy Research Institute Advisory Board; United Way of Greater Milwaukee; Children’s Hospital Foundation (former Chairman); Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; the Zoological Society of Milwaukee County; and the Greater Milwaukee Open.