William Wassweiler > Ballard Spahr LLP > Minneapolis, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
2000 IDS CENTER 80
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402-2119
United States

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Bill Wassweiler represents financial institutions serving as master trustees, bond trustees, collateral agents, master servicers, special servicers, paying agents, loan agents and other interested parties in matters involving structured finance, corporate debt, municipal debt, lending (including EB-5 lending) and project finance. His areas of focus include corporate trust and structured products litigation as well as bankruptcy and workouts, bond defaults, trust instruction proceedings, creditor-rights litigation, real estate litigation, receiverships, and foreclosures.

Before earning his J.D., Bill was a certified public accountant for several years at Deloitte, a large international accounting firm. This background gives him in-depth understanding of business operations in general as well as bank and corporate trust operations in particular. The combination of business and legal perspectives helps him devise creative ways for clients to meet their objectives.


U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin


American Bar Association

Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants

Bankruptcy Institute Planning Committee, past Chair

Bankruptcy Practice Committee for the District of Minnesota, past member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Past President; Pro Bono Committee, Past Chair


William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) (J.D., magna cum laude, 1992)
Editor, William Mitchell Law Review

University of Wisconsin (B.B.A. 1985)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal

Ballard Spahr LLP offers clients an ‘unparalleled‘ service, with advise encompassing municipal bankruptcy and recovery, in addition to buy-side representations, trust instruction proceedings and public finance. Tobey Daluz and Matthew Summers head the team from Wilmington, whilst Vincent Marriott and William Rhodes head the team from Philadelphia. Its team is well equipped to handle Chapter 9, Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases pertaining to special districts, senior living facilities and hospital systems. Notable highlights includes its representation of Wells Fargo Bank, NA, in its capacity as indenture trustee, in matters relating to the bankruptcy of Verity Health System and its outstanding municipal bonds exceeding $260m. Other notable individuals include William Wassweiler for his advisory to the Wilmington Trust and Dara Smith for her assistance to the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority.