Bill Hanigan is a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm. As a member of the Business Division, he has a general practice in, but not limited to, the
areas of business organizations and transactions, agribusiness, debt restructuring, corporate reorganization, finance, and securities. In addition,
Bill leads the firm's renewable energy team and currently acts as general
counsel to ethanol manufacturing companies with more than 370 million gallons
per year of corn ethanol production.
Bill represents clients in Iowa and across the Midwest in renewable fuels,
ethanol, biodiesel, biogas, and related emerging
technologies. He advises clients about business development, financing,
regulation, and reporting issues related to the industry.
In addition, Bill has effectively negotiated and
assisted the negotiation of numerous financing, construction, labor,
management, marketing, and other commercial contracts to ensure the
organizations meet their short and long-term financial targets.
As part of his extensive range of legal experience, Bill has closed financing transactions with the banks that have financed the majority of corn ethanol and biodiesel facilities in operation in the United States. Bill recently led the legal team acquiring a 55mgpy ethanol manufacturing plant in Wisconsin.
Bill has provided legal services to 35 operating ethanol and biodiesel manufacturing companies in the United States.
He represents a coalition of ethanol manufacturing companies in a joint state tax refund claim.