William M. Klimon is a Member in Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Klimon joined the firm in 2001 after he had previously practiced in the corporate law departments of two other national law firms. In 2012, he was ranked as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500, and in 2013 he was listed in the publication for Not-for-Profit and Domestic Tax: East Coast.
Mr. Klimon's practice focuses on corporate governance and transactions, particularly for nonprofit organizations. Over the last decade, he has advised over 500 nonprofit organizations on a complete range of issues from formation to dissolution, including over a dozen nonprofit mergers. He has worked with many of the nation's largest private foundations, public charities, political campaigns, environmental organizations, healthcare institutions, universities, libraries, museums, and churches.
Mr. Klimon also practices in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, intercompany lending, and choice of business entities and alternative organizational structures. He has advised a variety of small- and medium-sized partnerships, LLCs, and close corporations, as well as large enterprises including multinational banks, manufacturers, and publishers.
Mr. Klimon is active in the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the ABA's Section of Business Law, for which he serves as Co-chair of the Joint Subcommittee on Nonprofit Corporate Governance. He also serves on the Library Committee of the National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, Virginia and was the co-founder of the University of Maryland Chapter of the St. Thomas More Society.
Mr. Klimon served in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1990, during which time he was assigned to the U.S. Army Field Station in Berlin. Later, he was a Lambe Fellow and a Merrill Fellow in the history department of the graduate school at Cornell University and worked on the staff of The Johns Hopkins University.