William C. McDonald is a partner in the Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group in The Woodlands office of Haynes and Boone. He has broad experience in various business and corporate and securities matters, including the negotiation and structuring of mergers and stock and asset acquisitions involving public and private entities; the representation of issuers in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities; general corporate and partnership matters; and the negotiation of general contracts and secured transactions.

Bill’s practice has included a significant involvement with financial institutions and in the energy and oilfield services industries. He has advised clients relating to a variety of transactional matters in the energy and oilfield services industries, including the negotiation and documentation of the sale and acquisition of companies and assets including gas processing plants and gathering systems.


Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a Stand-out Lawyer, Acritas Stars, 2020-2021
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B.B.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1982, with honors

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1985, with honors; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barons



Press Release
Haynes and Boone Lawyers Selected as 2021 Acritas Stars
March 10, 2021

Eighteen Haynes and Boone lawyers have been recognized as stand-out talent for the 2021 Acritas Stars directory, published by Thomson Reuters. This prestigious recognition is based on client nominations and interviews. Acritas maintains a database of lawyers who have been commended by senior in-house counsel in large organizations. Acritas interviews more than 2,300 senior legal buyers worldwide a [...]