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William J Cernius

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William Cernius is a partner in the Orange County office. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and general corporate and complex securities matters for a wide range of industries, including REITs. Broad experience in advising private and public companies regarding the intricacies of the US federal and state securities laws.


Former investment banker; The Legal 500 US guide has on several occasions recognized Mr. Cernius for his work in Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Professional Memberships

Orange County and American Bar Associations


JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law;

BA, University of Southern California