William G. FarrarPartner
William Farrar is a member of the Investment Management, Capital Markets, Finance and Restructuring and Financial Services Groups of the Firm’s General Practice Group. Mr. Farrar has extensive experience in corporate and securities matters involving a diverse group of financial institutions such as investment companies, insurance companies and broker-dealers in both a public and private setting, including, in particular, business development companies and registered investment companies, and regularly advises on non-transactional matters such as corporate governance and compliance. In addition, Mr. Farrar has broad experience outside the financial institutions area with property and mortgage REITs, as well as service, communications, manufacturing and other companies.
Clients that Mr. Farrar regularly advises on a wide variety of transactional and non-transactional matters include Carlyle GMS Finance, Inc., Carlyle Select Trust, OFS Capital Corp., Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc., the independent directors of The Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc., The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Unum Group, Vornado Realty Trust, Urban Edge Properties, the independent directors of Aberdeen Greater China Fund, Inc., and WellCare Health Plans, Inc., among others.
Mr. Farrar is an active member of the Committee on Financial Reporting of the New York City Bar Association. Mr. Farrar has been recognized for his outstanding client service as a member of the BTI Consulting Group’s Law Firm Client Service All-Star Team 2008, in The Legal 500 United States in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018, and in The Best Lawyers in America in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and in Chambers USA in 2019.