William W. Washauer

William W. Washauer, Corporate Attorney

Partnering with The Ryness Company as Lead Counsel for over 30 years, William (Bill) has been an integral part of the company’s sound foundation and successful growth.

Bill is committed to providing high quality legal services with a focus on personal services, professionalism, integrity, and thoughtful attention to detail.

After earning his BA from Harvard University, Bill went on to receive his J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Bill remained in the San Francisco Bay Area and began his highly reputable law career, working as both associate and partner at several small to mid-sized law firms before starting his own practice in 1992.

Bill’s practice and experience have focused on transactional real estate and business law, including acquisition, sale, leasing, financing, subdivision development and sales, real estate brokerage law, condominium and homeowner association law, formation, operation, reorganization, and dissolution of business entities, intellectual property, and employment law.

His reputation is a true testament to his dedication – a level of dedication acknowledged by his peers as well. For 15 straight years he has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell – the highest level of professional excellence. This prestigious rating reflects the highest level of legal ability and very high adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.