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William "Bill" J. Gross is a Shareholder in the Corporate Department. Bill represents companies in connection with debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate joint ventures. He is experienced in representing borrowers and lenders in specialty commercial financing matters such as securitizations, syndicated credit facilities, inventory lending and other secured and unsecured commercial loan facilities.

Bill also provides practical business counsel for clients on general corporate and business matters, including structural issues as terms of ownership, buy-sell agreements and voting rights.

Bill is on the board of directors for the Jewish Federation of Broward County and the board of trustees and executive committee for the Jewish Community Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the Amherst Alumni Association and a graduate of Leadership Broward.

Representative Experience

  • Represented large affordable housing developer in connection with the issuance of bonds on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
  • Purchaser’s counsel in acquisition and related financing of communications technology company.
  • Borrower’s counsel to consumer healthcare products company in connection with revolving credit facility.
  • Borrower’s counsel to specialty finance company in connection with $35 million term, revolving and subordinated credit facilities.
  • Lender’s counsel to automotive captive finance company in connection with mortgage, capital and floor plan loans across Southeastern United States.
  • Borrower’s counsel to consumer automotive finance company in $25 million subordinated credit facility.
  • Issuer’s counsel to consumer automotive finance company in private placement of $7.5 million of secured subordinated notes.
  • Borrower’s counsel to optical firm in refinance of $90 million loan.
  • Investor’s counsel to angel investor group in providing venture capital financing to various businesses.
  • Seller’s counsel to health insurance agency/employee benefits provider in sale to national insurance agency.
  • Represented management in connection with sale of business to private equity.
  • Investor’s counsel in connection with various debt and preferred equity investments in merchant transaction services provider.
  • Purchaser’s counsel in connection with purchase of armored vehicle company in Section 363 Bankruptcy Sale.
  • Borrower’s counsel to national automotive retailer in connection with multi-state real estate financing.
  • Borrower’s counsel to national automotive retailer in used vehicle credit facility.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Jewish Federation of Broward County, Board of Directors
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Broward County, Immediate Past Chair
  • Amherst Alumni Association
  • Leadership Broward, Graduate
  • American Jewish Committee


In the Media: Stearns Weaver Trio Helps Close $75M In Refinancing
Daily Business Review|April 2014

In the Media: Keen legal work wins optical firm a $90 million financing package
Daily Business Review|May 2011

In the Media: Attorneys help optical group refinance $90 million loan
Daily Business Review|January 2011

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