Background: G. William Hubbard II

G. William Hubbard II

    • Business, M & A  and Securities Attorney
    • Formerly a Partner at Two Large Chicago Firms
    • He has been a Chair of each of the Illinois CPA Society, Mergers and Acquisitions Special Interest Group and the Chicago Bar Association Mergers and Acquisitions Sub-Committee of the Business Law Committee and has presented a number of relevant talks to and for each.
    • Formerly an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army’s then Berlin Brigade & former Army Prosecutor and
      Command Legal Officer in Augsburg, Germany.

Meet Bill Hubbard

Bill has been recognized as one of Illinois’ Closely Held Business and Mergers and Acquisitions “SuperLawyers” by Law and Politics Magazine in connection with Chicago Magazine ( (“SuperLawyers are the top 5% of the attorneys in each state as chosen by their peers and verified by our independent research. Our list of Super Lawyers is based on surveys of more than 47,000 lawyers across Illinois.”)

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Bill has been recognized by Corporate INTL as the “2014 Business Transition Attorney of the Year in Illinois". Corporate INTL is an international magazine for business leaders, professional advisers and providers of finance throughout the world. The awards commemorate those who have been successful over the past 12 months and who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service. 



Extended Biography:


Bill Hubbard has over 30 years of experience helping businesses and their owners. He established Hubbard Business Counsel in 1997, after previously having been a partner in two of the largest Chicago law firms. He graduated from West Point (B.S., 1973), and the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., with high honors,1978) and is a Registered Illinois Certified Public Accountant. He served as an airborne and ranger trained infantry officer for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Corps prosecutor and Officer-In-Charge in Berlin and as an Army prosecutor in Augsburg, Germany.

He is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and is a member of the ABA Business Law Committees or Sub-committees (e.g. Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities, Private Equity, Business Law, Taxation, Limited Liability Companies, and Middle Market and Small Business Committees) and Chicago Bar Association Sub-committees (Mergers and Acquisition, Securities, Taxation), the American Institute of CPAs, the Illinois CPA Society, the Association for Corporate Growth, Alliance of M & A Advisors, and the Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries Association. He is a former Director and Education Committee Chair of the National Crowdfunding Association. He is a former Director and Past President of the West Point Society of Chicago. Bill lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.


Speaking History:

  • Bill is a past presenter (or panelist) for courses or presentations sponsored by the International Business Brokers Association, the Illinois CPA Society, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Chicago Bar Association, the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors, the Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries Association, and the CPA Club.
    • Purchase, Sale, and Funding of Businesses
    • Business Intermediaries
    • Buy-Sell Agreements
    • Tax Structures of Business Transactions
    • Business Exit Planning and Funding
    • Limited Liability Partnership and OtherKinds of Business Organization
    •  AMAA Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor Program
    • Limited Liability Company Management Structures, Dispute Resolution and LLCs and S Corporations
    • Liability Limitations and Limited Liability Partnerships and other kinds of Business Organization
  • Bill is currently presenting a series of paired limited-group workshops designed for business owners and key executives of small middle-market companies, attorneys, and intermediaries. (Purchase and Sale of Businesses, Crowdfunding and Raising Equity, Actionable Business Strategies, and Covering Your Assets)


  • Bill wrote most of (and edited all of) the Chapter on Limited Liability Company Management Structures, Dispute Resolution and LLC and S Corporation Liability Limitations for an Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education course on LLCs and S Corporations.
  • Bill wrote two chapters in Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook for Small and Midsize Companies, edited by West and Jones (New York: Wiley, 1997).
    • “Adviser Engagement Letters”
    • “Letters of Intent and Purchase/Sale Agreements”
  • Bill was co-author of a chapter on Illinois/Delaware/Nevada corporations in an Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Handbook.
  • Bill wrote a portion of the legal section of the AM&AA CM&AA certification program.
  • Bill wrote materials for various other Illinois CPA Society, Chicago Bar Association, and MBBI programs.
  • Currently blogging on this website bringing practical useful Business Points Now weekly.

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