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R. Jamison Williams, Jr.

A specialist in business law, Rick Williams has been providing expert advice to businesses and individuals for 40 years.

As a founding member of the firm and managing partner, Mr. Williams has extensive experience helping businesses succeed. He has counseled owners, CEOs, CFOs, managers, entrepreneurs, financiers, and bankers in a wide range of transactions, including start-ups, leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, roll-ups, refinancings, restructurings, liquidations and sales. Mr. Williams' understanding of business transactions includes “hands on” experience based on his ownership of several companies including start-ups. Mr. Williams also has substantial expertise in financial and estate planning.

Prior to founding Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, Mr. Williams worked in New York as an investment banker for Smith Barney and as a management consultant for Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He also served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and is a graduate of the Defense Languages Institute (Russian).

Mr. Williams is actively involved in local community affairs. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Michigan Opera Theater, serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Cranbrook Educational Community, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Beaumont Hospital. He is a board director of a number of companies, including Penske Corporation, Clarke Power Services, Nexlink Communications, Conifer Insurance Company and others.

In 2008 Crains Detroit Business named Mr. Williams a finalist for Deal Maker of the Year and in 2009 M&A Advisor Magazine named Mr. Williams as its Deal Maker of the Year in Cross Border (European/American) Transactions. He is also recognized as a leader in the M&A field by Chambers International and by SuperLawyers magazine. In 2010 he was named Detroiter of the Year by Hour Magazine.



B.A., Princeton University
J.D., University of Michigan

Business and Commercial
Mergers and Acquisitions

Eight WWRP attorneys selected as The Best Lawyers in America 2016
Five WWRP attorneys selected as The Best Lawyers in America 2015
Michigan SuperLawyers 2014
Four WWRP attorneys selected as The Best Lawyers in America 2013
Ten attorneys from WWRP have been selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' list of "Michigan SuperLawyers 2013"
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit 2013
Eight WWRP attorneys named Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers for 2012-2013
Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, P.C. Attorneys Represent Majority Owners of the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment, Inc. in the Sale of the Detroit Pistons NBA Franchise and The Palace of Auburn Hills Arena
Eight WWRP attorneys selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters list of SuperLawyers 2011
Eight WWRP attorneys selected as SuperLawyers 2010
Ten WWRP attorneys selected as Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit 2010
R. Jamison Williams, Jr. recieves Chambers USA 2010 Leader in the Field Award
Seven WWRP attorneys selected as SuperLawyers 2009
Two WWRP attorneys selected as Finalists in Crains 2009 M&A Awards
R. Jamison Williams, Jr. receives Dealmaker of the Year Award - 2009