Lisa C. Williams has joined Hodgson Russ Law Firm
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Lisa C. Williams (Steven '06) has joined Hodgson Russ in the law firm’s Palm Beach office. Ms. Williams focuses her practice on advanced planning and family office matters, which entails serving as a general counsel to corporate executives, private business owners, professional athletes, and high-net-worth families and their family offices.
Her areas of focus include the analysis, design, and drafting of advanced estate-planning trusts and structures, as well as corporate and closely held business structures, transactions, and agreements. Ms. Williams also works with nonprofit organizations on matters including formation, registrations, gift acceptance policies, financial investment guidelines and audits, and risk committee guidelines. She also is trained to mediate disputes between two or more parties in a number of areas, including disputes involving business partners, civic and religious organizations, landlords and tenants, and family members.
Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Ms. Williams practiced with a Chicago-based law firm, owned a financial planning firm, and held financial planning and executive positions with financial services institutions. She started her career in accounting.
Ms. Williams has completed the Mediation Certification Program at Chicago's Center for Conflict Resolution and is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, and Minnesota Bar Association. Ms. Williams is a CFP professional. She obtained her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 1998. Ms. Williams helped to develop the Certificate in Financial Planning Program at DePaul University and served there as an adjunct faculty member.
Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate the U.S. legal aspects of transactions around the world. The firm’s attorneys practice in virtually every substantive area of law and generally use multidisciplinary work teams to serve the specific, often complex, needs of clients, which include public and privately held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, and individuals. In addition to its Palm Beach office, Hodgson Russ is located in New York City, Albany, Buffalo, and Johnstown, New York, and in Toronto, Ontario.