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William B. Finkelstein

William B. Finkelstein

Senior Counsel


  • Business Services
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business & Commercial

WSG Practice Industries


Texas, U.S.A.


William B. Finkelstein is a Senior Counsel in the Corporate Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Groups and a former Office Managing Member in Dykema's Dallas office. His nearly 40-year practice is concentrated on providing general business and strategic advice to clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, metals recycling, jewelry, retail, medical-dental equipment and real estate. He has also represented companies, investors and financial institutions in various commercial litigation, restructuring and insolvency matters.

In addition to providing general business advice, Mr. Finkelstein’s practical experience includes counseling clients on commercial transactions, acquisitions and minimizing insolvency risks in structuring transactions, representing clients in acquisitions of businesses and assets from troubled companies, and representing official committees in bankruptcy cases. He has also represented lenders, exporters and importers and technology-based firms in a wide variety of commercial litigation and insolvency matters.

Prior to joining Dykema, Mr. Finkelstein was a partner at an AmLaw 25 firm in Dallas. Previously, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas M. Reavly, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.

Mr. Finkelstein received a J.D., cum laude, graduating second in his class, from Baylor Law School. He received his B.A. from The University of Texas. 

Bar Admissions



Baylor Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Baylor Law Review
University of Texas, B.A.
Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights | Business & Commercial | Business Services | Corporate Finance | Corporate Governance | Mergers & Acquisitions | Mergers & Acquisitions Annual Survey | Representation of Distressed Businesses

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC
Named Cardozo Society Member of the Year by The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, 2012
Named a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D-Magazine, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012
Named a Texas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics, 2003 -2012
Named Outstanding Member of the Cardozo Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, 2010

Professional Associations

    John C. Ford Inn of Court, Master
    Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys


Going from Corporate America to Purchasing Your Own Business, Mergers and Acquisitions Roundtable, The Wharton Alumni Club of DFW (Speaker)
March 2010
Ramifications of Auto Dealer Bankruptcies, Auto Lender's Roundtable (Speaker)
January 2009
Executory Contracts, Business Bankruptcy, 2008 ABA Section of Business Law Spring Meeting (Speaker)
April 2008


“Exit Strategy: How to Negotiate a Put and Call Agreement When Selling Your Business”
August 2012
Smart Business Dallas

"Opinion Casts Doubt on Licensee's Ability to Protect Licenses"
June 23, 2003
Texas Lawyer

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