03.01.2017

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DALLAS, Tex. (March 1, 2017) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that William E. Swart has joined the firm’s Dallas office as a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice with a focus on healthcare transactional matters.

“Bill is widely respected and has a unique skillset in healthcare M&A and finance, which pairs exceedingly well with our strong national transactions practice,” said Randy Bridgeman, Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice. “We are excited to welcome him to Perkins Coie.”

Bill is a transactions lawyer in the healthcare industry. He represents both healthcare providers and related business as well as investors in the healthcare sector. His clients include hospital systems, well-known private equity firms, fundless sponsors and large family offices, which he represents in mergers, acquisitions and financings. He regularly structures and documents initial portfolio company investments, acquisition financings, equity incentive plans for management and add-on acquisitions. In corporate governance matters, Bill guides boards of directors through merger negotiations, management buyouts , capital raising and debt transactions. In addition to the healthcare sector, Bill has experience in the manufacturing, consumer products and energy industries, including working on sophisticated private equity deals in the midstream energy sector. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Bill was a shareholder with Polsinelli and a co-founder of that firm’s Dallas office.

“The Dallas area is experiencing remarkable growth in the healthcare sector, particularly in complex transactional matters,” said Bobby Majumder, Managing Partner of Perkins Coie’s Dallas office. “Bill’s deep knowledge and experience managing transactional healthcare issues is a wonderful addition to our corporate practice and the firm.”

Bill is active in the Dallas community, chairing the University of Texas at Dallas Arts & Humanities Advisory Board and serving on the boards of the Undermain Theatre and the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Bill earned his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin and received his B.A. from Texas Tech University.

The attorneys in Perkins Coie’s Corporate & Securities practice represent both public and private companies in a wide variety of transactional, corporate governance, securities and capital markets matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, private equity and debt financings, public company reporting and disclosure, and capital markets transactions.

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging growth startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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