William Stanton

William Stanton

William Stanton
New York
+1 212 813 8991

William Stanton is an associate in the firm’s Business Law department and a member of its Technology and Life Sciences groups, and Public M&A/Corporate governance practice.

Professional Experience

His recent M&A experience includes representing:

  • Societal CDMO in its $130 million sale to CoreRx
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation in various acquisitions, including its proposed $339 million acquisition of Transphorm
  • PathosAI in its acquisition of Rain Oncology
  • Surface Oncology in its sale to Coherus Biosciences for stock and contingent value rights (CVRs) valued at $66.9 million
  • eMagin in its $218 million sale to Samsung Display
  • Ritchie Bros. in its $7.3 billion acquisition of IAA, Inc.
  • Rocket Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of Renovacor 
  • Deliver in its $2.1 billion sale to Shopify
  • Edgio in its $300 million acquisition of Yahoo’s Edgecast business
  • BioDelivery Sciences International in its $605 million sale to Collegium Pharmaceutical
  • Axon Communications in its sale to Relevate Health
  • Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (a SPAC) in its business combination with Composecure
  • Retail Properties of America in its $7.5 billion sale to Kite Realty Group Trust
  • Chiasma in its sale to Amryt Pharma
  • Leaf Group in its $323 million sale to Graham Holdings Company
  • Special Committee of NantKwest in NantKwest’s merger with ImmunityBio
  • MyoKardia in connection with its $13.1 billion sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Carbon Black in its $2.1 billion sale to VMware
  • AMAG Pharmaceuticals in its $500 million sale to Covis Group, an Apollo Global Management company
  • HelpSystems in its $217 million take-private of GlobalSCAPE
  • Neon Therapeutics in its $97 million sale to BioNTech
  • TA Associates in numerous acquisitions and dispositions, including with respect to Wealth Enhancement Group, HelpSystems, Thermacell, and Accion Labs
  • Kingswood Capital Management in its acquisition of Senture
  • Webster Equity Partners in its acquisition of Long Island Vitreoretinal Consultants




Brooklyn Law School

(cum laude)


Ithaca College



  • New York

Recognition & Awards

While attending law school, William served as Articles Editor on the Brooklyn Law Review.