Willard L.
Boyd III

“I make sure I understand the issue facing clients, then work with them to identify the possible alternatives.”

Responsiveness, a thorough understanding of the issues, and the quest for solutions are the defining characteristics of Bill Boyd’s approach to the law.

 

They are valuable attributes in his corporate law practice. Bill works primarily with corporate entities on acquisitions, secured loans, and contracting matters, as well as on governance, organizational, operational, and planning issues. He advises health care and health insurance clients on insurance regulation and compliance measures. In addition, Bill represents financial institutions on transactional matters and bank regulatory issues. Previous experience at a firm in Washington, D.C., has proven helpful with his array of client matters.

 

His extensive experience with nonprofit organizations—including charitable organizations, foundations, and trade associations—benefits from his legal philosophy and his personal dedication.

 

The Best Lawyers in America®
2005–2020

 

Chambers USA
2008–2020

 

The Best Lawyers in America®

  • Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, Des Moines, 2011
  • Lawyer of the Year, Health Care Law, Des Moines, 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year, Non-Profit/Charities LawDes Moines, 2012, 2018, 2020

 

American Bar Foundation
Fellow

 

Iowa State Bar Foundation
Fellow

 

Iowa State Bar Association
President’s Award, 2004

 

Polk County Bar Association
Award of Merit, 2014

 

Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award, American Bar Association, Section on Business Law
2013

 

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate
2009–2020

 

Super Lawyers
2007

 

Iowa Law Review
Associate Editor, 1983–1984

 

American Law Institute
Elected Member

 

American Bar Association

  • Business Law Section
  • Corporate Laws Committee, Liaison
  • State and Local Bar Relations Committee, Chair, 2012–2015
  • Nonprofit Organizations Committee, Chair, 2008–2011
  • Antitrust Law Section
  • Health Law Section
  • Public Contract Law Section
  • Iowa Region, Chair

 

Iowa State Bar Association

  • Board of Governors, 2014–present
  • President, 2019-2020
  • President-Elect, 2018–19
  • Vice President, 2017–18
  • Business Law Section Council, 2001–2007
  • Business Law Section, Chair, 2004–2007
  • Trade Regulation Section Council, 1998–2001
  • Trade Regulation Section, Chair, 2000–2001
  • Health Law Section Council, 1995–1998

 

Polk County Bar Association

  • Board of Directors, 2008–2014
  • President, 2013–2014

 

American Health Lawyers Association

 

National Contract Management Association

 

ChildServe

  • Board of Directors, 2004–2011
  • Chair, Board of Directors, 2009–2010

 

Variety – The Children’s Charity

  • Board of Directors, 1996–2003, 2005–2013
  • President, 2011–2012

 

Iowa Legal Aid
Board of Directors, 2008–2017

 

University of Iowa Alumni Association

  • Board of Directors, 1993–1999;
  • President, 1997–1998

 

Humanities Iowa
Board of Directors, 1996–2002

 

Iowa Arts Council
Board of Directors, 2003–2007

 

Mercy College of Health Sciences

  • 2009–present
  • Chair, 2014–2015

 

Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
1996–1997

 

Iowa Practice
Business Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations chapter, West, 2018

 

Business Law Manual
Audit Opinion Letters and Nonprofit Corporations chapters, Iowa State Bar Association, 2005, 2010, 2018

 

Nonprofit Law: A Practical Guide to Legal Issues of Nonprofit Organizations American Bar Association, 2017 (editor)

 

ABA State Law Procurement Handbook
Iowa Chapter, ABA, 2016

 

“Mergers, Acquisitions, and Affiliations Involving Nonprofits: Not Typical M&A Transactions”
ABA Business Law Today, June 2014

 

Guidebook for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations
American Bar Association, 2012 (co-editor)

 

“Lawyers’ Service on Nonprofit Boards: Managing the Risks of an Important Community Activity”
ABA Business Law Today, November/December 2008

 

The Governing Board for Iowa Charitable Nonprofits
University of Iowa, 2007 (contributor)

 

“Revised Iowa Nonprofit Corporation Act”
Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center, May 2005

 

Iowa Legal Research Guide
Trade Regulation and Nonprofit Corporations chapters, Hein & Co., 2003 (co-author)

 

Legal Guide for Iowa Nonprofits
Legal Aspects of Organizing an Iowa Nonprofit Corporation and Duties and Liabilities of Iowa Nonprofit Corporations Board of Directors chapters, University of Iowa, 2003

 

“Implied-In-Fact Contract: Contractual Recovery Against the Government Without An Express Agreement”
21 Pub. Cont. L.J. 84, fall 1991

 

“The Treatment of Implied-in-Law and Implied-in-Fact Contracts and Promissory Estoppel in the United States Claims Court”
40 Cath. U. L. Rev. 605, 1991 (co-author)

 

OVERVIEW

Responsiveness, a thorough understanding of the issues, and the quest for solutions are the defining characteristics of Bill Boyd’s approach to the law.

 

They are valuable attributes in his corporate law practice. Bill works primarily with corporate entities on acquisitions, secured loans, and contracting matters, as well as on governance, organizational, operational, and planning issues. He advises health care and health insurance clients on insurance regulation and compliance measures. In addition, Bill represents financial institutions on transactional matters and bank regulatory issues. Previous experience at a firm in Washington, D.C., has proven helpful with his array of client matters.

 

His extensive experience with nonprofit organizations—including charitable organizations, foundations, and trade associations—benefits from his legal philosophy and his personal dedication.

 

RECOGNITION

The Best Lawyers in America®
2005–2020

 

Chambers USA
2008–2020

 

The Best Lawyers in America®

  • Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, Des Moines, 2011
  • Lawyer of the Year, Health Care Law, Des Moines, 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year, Non-Profit/Charities LawDes Moines, 2012, 2018, 2020

 

American Bar Foundation
Fellow

 

Iowa State Bar Foundation
Fellow

 

Iowa State Bar Association
President’s Award, 2004

 

Polk County Bar Association
Award of Merit, 2014

 

Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award, American Bar Association, Section on Business Law
2013

 

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate
2009–2020

 

Super Lawyers
2007

 

Iowa Law Review
Associate Editor, 1983–1984

 

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

American Law Institute
Elected Member

 

American Bar Association

  • Business Law Section
  • Corporate Laws Committee, Liaison
  • State and Local Bar Relations Committee, Chair, 2012–2015
  • Nonprofit Organizations Committee, Chair, 2008–2011
  • Antitrust Law Section
  • Health Law Section
  • Public Contract Law Section
  • Iowa Region, Chair

 

Iowa State Bar Association

  • Board of Governors, 2014–present
  • President, 2019-2020
  • President-Elect, 2018–19
  • Vice President, 2017–18
  • Business Law Section Council, 2001–2007
  • Business Law Section, Chair, 2004–2007
  • Trade Regulation Section Council, 1998–2001
  • Trade Regulation Section, Chair, 2000–2001
  • Health Law Section Council, 1995–1998

 

Polk County Bar Association

  • Board of Directors, 2008–2014
  • President, 2013–2014

 

American Health Lawyers Association

 

National Contract Management Association

 

ChildServe

  • Board of Directors, 2004–2011
  • Chair, Board of Directors, 2009–2010

 

Variety – The Children’s Charity

  • Board of Directors, 1996–2003, 2005–2013
  • President, 2011–2012

 

Iowa Legal Aid
Board of Directors, 2008–2017

 

University of Iowa Alumni Association

  • Board of Directors, 1993–1999;
  • President, 1997–1998

 

Humanities Iowa
Board of Directors, 1996–2002

 

Iowa Arts Council
Board of Directors, 2003–2007

 

Mercy College of Health Sciences

  • 2009–present
  • Chair, 2014–2015

 

Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
1996–1997

 

SPEECHES & PUBLICATIONS

Iowa Practice
Business Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations chapter, West, 2018

 

Business Law Manual
Audit Opinion Letters and Nonprofit Corporations chapters, Iowa State Bar Association, 2005, 2010, 2018

 

Nonprofit Law: A Practical Guide to Legal Issues of Nonprofit Organizations American Bar Association, 2017 (editor)

 

ABA State Law Procurement Handbook
Iowa Chapter, ABA, 2016

 

“Mergers, Acquisitions, and Affiliations Involving Nonprofits: Not Typical M&A Transactions”
ABA Business Law Today, June 2014

 

Guidebook for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations
American Bar Association, 2012 (co-editor)

 

“Lawyers’ Service on Nonprofit Boards: Managing the Risks of an Important Community Activity”
ABA Business Law Today, November/December 2008

 

The Governing Board for Iowa Charitable Nonprofits
University of Iowa, 2007 (contributor)

 

“Revised Iowa Nonprofit Corporation Act”
Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center, May 2005

 

Iowa Legal Research Guide
Trade Regulation and Nonprofit Corporations chapters, Hein & Co., 2003 (co-author)

 

Legal Guide for Iowa Nonprofits
Legal Aspects of Organizing an Iowa Nonprofit Corporation and Duties and Liabilities of Iowa Nonprofit Corporations Board of Directors chapters, University of Iowa, 2003

 

“Implied-In-Fact Contract: Contractual Recovery Against the Government Without An Express Agreement”
21 Pub. Cont. L.J. 84, fall 1991

 

“The Treatment of Implied-in-Law and Implied-in-Fact Contracts and Promissory Estoppel in the United States Claims Court”
40 Cath. U. L. Rev. 605, 1991 (co-author)