To bring affordable, quality legal services to small and medium sized businesses.
Most businesses recognize the need for and value of legal services; however, in today’s business environment few small and medium sized businesses can afford a lawyer. Lawyers employed by large companies protect their clients’ interests by using complex documents and detailed contracts. Smaller business, on the other hand, often have to save on costs by using bare-bones generic forms from cookie cutter online resources – or by agreeing to one-sided business contracts - without fully understanding the legal implications (and risks) of their actions.
We are committed to providing ALL of our clients – no matter their size – quality, individualized legal advice and services at affordable rates.
William L. Dunker Sr. (“Bill Sr.”) is a 35+ year business attorney with wide-ranging experience in business operations and transactions, both as in-house counsel and with a major law firm. His practice has been focused primarily on business, financial, corporate and licensing matters. He has represented individuals, companies and institutions in the engineering, construction, energy, financial, environmental, professional and general business sectors in a wide variety of services, many of which are listed below. He has served as General Counsel for an independent oil company, Vice-President and Division Counsel of a major engineering consulting firm, Lead Nuclear Licensing Counsel for a major electric utility and Of Counsel for a major law firm.
As a degreed engineer, a former Naval Nuclear Submarine Officer, and a very experienced business attorney, Bill brings unique perspectives and broad-ranging, hands-on experience to his clients.
Legal Services Experience
Large and small business venture agreements (joint ventures, partnerships, LLC operating and shareholder agreements, teaming, prime/sub and related agreements, etc.) for transactions involving environmental engineering, construction, design/build and design/build/operate projects;
Letters of Intent, term sheets, acquisition, sale and long term lease agreements involving privately held companies and facilities such as petroleum refineries and pipelines, chains of services stations and retail convenience stores, engineering, consulting and construction companies, transportation companies, professional practices and service companies;
Client project contracts of all types in the civil, process and environmental sectors, as well as master agreements and partnering agreements with large and small companies;
Business and support agreements of all types, such as commercial lending agreements and associated documentation, loan workout transactions, restructurings, bank loan programs, wholesale raw material purchase and product marketing, sales and distribution agreements; equipment lease and purchase agreements; confidentiality agreements; technology licensing and sharing agreements; and employment, separation and non-compete agreements, among others;
Commercial and residential real estate purchase, sale, and leasing agreements, associated documentation, and closings;
Regulatory, legal compliance and licensing matters including internal and external investigations, analyses and negotiations related to business operations;
Business platform design, structuring, formation and governance;
Dispute resolution assistance and alternative dispute resolution proceedings for business matters;
Policy development and implementation (legal, risk management, contracting and compliance);
Risk management, contracting, and compliance training seminars for client employees.
William L. Dunker, Jr. (“Bill Jr.”), a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law with a Criminology degree from the University of South Florida, serves as a Law Clerk for the Firm pending his passage of the Florida Bar. Bill Jr. served as an Army Paralegal at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait where he gained experience in conducting civil and criminal investigations, drafting pleadings for and making all preparations for military judicial and grand jury proceedings and preparing a wide variety of legal documents to support the troops in Kuwait. While in law school Bill Jr. also served in an Externship in the Career Prosecutor Program of the SC 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office where he received extensive training in litigation skills and techniques, interviewed witnesses and assisted in all phases of case preparation for trial. To round out his experience, during law school Bill Jr. also served as a legal intern in the office of the General Counsel for Atkins North America, a major architectural and engineering firm. While at Atkins Bill Jr. reviewed and revised professional service agreements and leases, researched federal and state laws and regulations in support of Atkins operations, prepared a detailed instruction manual for reviewing construction contracts and professional service agreements and researched and drafted policy statements, agreements and legal memoranda in support of Atkins operations.While at Dunker Law PA Bill Jr has been involved in reviewing and drafting corporate documents and business contracts under the supervision of Bill Sr.