Bill is founder and chairman of Bluegrass Capital, a private consulting and investment firm based in Houston, Texas, to provide advisory services to private equity funds, portfolio companies and management team consulting and board service, as well as investment into private and public companies with a focus on the energy industry and commercial real estate. Prior to forming Bluegrass Capital, Bill practiced corporate transactional law in the Houston office of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and its predecessor firm, Bracewell & Patterson LLP, for 37 years, and served as the head of the worldwide corporate practice and in other leadership positions at Bracewell during his legal career there.

He retired from active legal practice at the end of 2014. In addition to serving on the board of a number of private companies, Bill has also served as a director of two public companies, Houston Biotechnology Incorporated (AMEX:HBI) from 1992 until its sale to Medarex in 1997, and Main Street Capital Corp. (NYSE:MAIN) from 2007 until 2012. In both cases he joined the board in anticipation of each company's respective IPO.