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Hardin, William M.

Phone: +1 602-640-9322
Fax: +1 602-640-6068
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Osborn Maledon, P.A.
2929 North Central Avenue
21st Floor
Phoenix, Arizona,
USA, 85012-2793
Phone: +1 602-640-9000
Fax: +1 602-640-9050
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Hardin, William M.

Bill concentrates his practice primarily on representing entrepreneurial clients in business transactions and corporate governance matters, including representation of public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financing, securities offerings and other significant business transactions. His practice also includes representation of growth companies as outside general counsel in establishing strategic relationships, joint ventures, technology licensing and distribution relationships, executive employment and compensation arrangements and other matters. Bill has also assisted public and private organizations in developing and implementing economic development and capital formation legislative initiatives.

Clients served represent a variety of industries and have included: Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University; AzERx, Inc.; Carefx Corporation; Columbia University; Diamond Animal Health; Fiesta Bowl; Heska Corporation; Honeywell; Intesource, Inc.; Mobile Mini; Patchlink Corporation; Philosophy, Inc.; Quality Care Solutions, Inc.; Schaller Anderson; Service Solutions Group; TeleDirect; and Viasoft, Inc.

J.D., with honors, University of Chicago, 1982; Associate Editor, University of Chicago Law Review, 1981-82; Order of the Coif

B.A., summa cum laude, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee, 1982-83
Professional Recognitions And Awards
Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A, 2004-2009

The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, editions 1995-2010

Best of the Bar, Business Journal, Corporate and Securities Transactions, 2003-2004

Marquis' Who's Who in America®

Certified Public Accountant, 1979
Practice Areas
Administrative and Regulatory Law
Corporate and Securities
Emerging Ventures
Employment Law and Executive Compensation
General Counsel Services
Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Transactions
Technology and Intellectual Property
Venture Capital, Angel Financings and Private Placements
Bar Admissions
Arizona, 1983
Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Arizona
Professional Activities
Co-chair, Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology (GCIT), 2004-2005

Co-chair, GCIT Technology Transfer Committee, 2003-2004

State Bar of Arizona, Securities Regulation Section Chair, 1999-2000; Executive Council, 1991-2001
Community Activities
Governor's Award for Excellence in Human Rights, 2005

Arizona Human Rights Fund, Inc., Co-Founder; Board of Directors, 1993-2000

City of Phoenix Arts Commission, 1991-95, Chair, Art in Public Places Committee, 1994-95, Commissioner, 1991-95

Arizona Heart Institute, Institutional Review Board, 1991-
Publications and Presentations
Co-Author: Arizona Legal Forms, Business Organizations (Corporations), Volumes 8 and 9, West Publishing, January 1991 (Supp. 1997)
Venture Capital Financing - Standard Terms and Recent Developments, (Financial Executives Institute)
Venture Capital Financing - Term Sheet and Purchase Agreement Issues, (The Seminar Group)
Year 2000 Strategies for Small and Mid-Sized Organizations
Dealing with Securities Analysts and the Press, (Arizona State Bar Convention, Seminar Chairman)
Preparation for an Initial Public Offering, (Going Public: Marker Capital for Arizona Companies), Arizona State Bar