William R. Busch



Bill Busch is a partner at Faegre Drinker and advises clients in mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate governance. Bill served as Faegre Drinker's general counsel from 2002 to 2022.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Bill has represented and advised purchasers, sellers, management, equity investors and other participants in numerous transactions. He has particular experience in deals involving sports franchises and media companies.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


University of Minnesota
M.B.A. (1976)

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude (1975)

University of St. Thomas
B.A. summa cum laude (1972)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Hunger Related Events — General Counsel
  • Taste of the NFL — General Counsel


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Corporate/M&A, 2008 and 2009
  • Best Lawyers® Corporate Law, 1999-2014, 2016-22
  • Lawdragon — 500 Leading Dealmakers in America, 2007

Awards Methodology

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