Wilhelm E. Liebmann


Will Liebmann generates business growth for his clients by helping them secure mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions. He works across a host of industries and has closed multimillion-dollar deals up to deals valued in the billions. Will’s clients include private and public companies who rely on him for efficiency navigating all types of transaction structures. 

Will understands how businesses work, and he often acts as an outside general counsel for his clients. They trust him to watch out for their best interests, monitoring for opportunities and potential threats, and they rely on his commitment to delivering candid, practical advice so they can make the smart decision.

Will’s role goes beyond M&A to advise on other types of commercial transactions, corporate governance, regulatory guidance, and more.

Many of Will’s clients operate in highly regulated industries, like alcoholic beverages, aviation, and public utilities, so he understands the unique challenges companies under such scrutiny face. “Will is an outstanding resource” clients told Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. His experience and comprehensive knowledge in his client’s industry has earned him the rank as one of the top corporate attorneys in San Antonio in the 2023 edition of the guide.

From navigating 50-state regulatory compliance for liquor distributors to guiding rural electric cooperatives acting in quasi-governmental roles, Will offers strategic guidance to help his companies communicate effectively with regulators.

Clients also rely on Will for his tact and his ability to de-escalate a tense situation. Whether facing a difficult negotiation over a debt financing agreement or a make-or-break meeting with regulators, Will recognizes that even as markets expand and stakes rise, success can hang on the smallest of actions, and that his work can impact his clients' valuable long-term relationships. By working to create win-win situations for all stakeholders, Will smooths the way for his clients’ transactions and sets the stage for their next big opportunity.

I focus on learning about my client's work and what they are trying to accomplish. I put myself in their shoes and ask, if I were them, what would I want from my lawyer?
      • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1995
      • Texas A&M University, B.B.A., 1991
  • Bar Admissions

    • Texas, 1995
    • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law, 2019 and 2024

    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Compliance Law, 2011-2024

    • Named a Texas Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA, 2020-2023

    • Recognized by San Antonio Magazine in "San Antonio's Top Attorneys" for Business Law, 2019; Corporate Finance Merger & Acquisition Law, 2023

    • Recognized by San Antonio Magazine in "San Antonio's Top Attorneys" for Corporate Finance Mergers & Acquisitions, 2020-2022

    • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating
    • Named by San Antonio Business Journal as the 2015 Outstanding Lawyer for Corporate Law

    • Selected for inclusion as a "Texas Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers, 2012
    • Recognized by S.A. Scene in "San Antonio’s Best Lawyers" for Business & Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Association for Corporate Growth (Central Texas Chapter), Executive Vice President (past), Board Member

    • State Bar of Texas
    • San Antonio Bar Association
    • Electrical Cooperative Bar Association
    • Dykema Department Head, Corporate
    • Dykema Practice Group Leader, General Corporate and Securities
    • Arts San Antonio, Board Member, Past Chairman
      • Partner, Cox Smith
      • Partner, Akin Gump

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