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Mr. William B. Wachtel

Wrong William B. Wachtel?

Founding Partner

Wachtel & Masyr , LLP
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 885 Second Avenue
New York , New York 10017
United States

Company Description: Wachtel & Masyr is a commercial law firm with particular expertise in real estate, land use, complex commercial litigation, corporate and securities, licensing,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • University of Vermont
  • J.D.
    Columbia University
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Why Tuesday? » About Why Tuesday?, 24 Sept 2014 [cached]
William B. Wachtel, Co-Founder
William Wachtel Mr. Wachtel is the founding partner of Wachtel & Masyr, a law firm comprised of approximately 30 attorneys specializing in domestic and international business transactions and litigations. He is also the founder of the progressive Drum Major Institute, originally the Drum Major Foundation, established by his father Harry Wachtel. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont (B.A. 1975, magna cum laude) and Columbia University (J.D., 1979); Phi Beta Kappa; Harlan Fiske Scholar.
Based on the recommendation of the ..., 2 Oct 2013 [cached]
Based on the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, we have nominated William B. Wachtel, Ronald J. Ricciardi, Donald Hecht, Jeffrey B. Mendell, and Alvin S. Trenk, all of whom currently serve on the Board of Directors.
Wachtel, Ricciardi, Hecht, Mendell, and Trenk.
William B. Wachtel
William B. Wachtel — Chairman of the Board
Mr. Wachtel was first elected as a director in 2005. If elected, Mr. Wachtel shall serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors effective upon the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, a position which he held until April 2010, when he was succeeded by Mr. Ricciardi.
Mr. Wachtel has been a managing partner of Wachtel & Masyr, LLP, or its predecessor law firm (Gold & Wachtel, LLP), since its founding in August 1984. He is a co-founder of the Drum Major Institute, an organization carrying forth the legacy of the late Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Mr. Wachtel has been nominated for re-election to our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience advising companies regarding legal issues provides him with a depth and breadth of experience that enhances our ability to navigate legal and strategic issues, and because of his extensive experience working with us.
Why Tuesday? » Blog, 13 June 2014 [cached]
While many of our panelists expressed frustration about how hard it is to take the partisanship out of electoral reform, our co-founder Bill Wachtel was adamant that when it comes to our most essential right, voting, morality has to trump politics. "LBJ knew that he was handing Republicans the South when he signed the Voting Rights Act, but there's a reason it's the Voting Rights Act and not the Voting Rights Bill." John Fund stated in no uncertain terms that he thinks "voting on Tuesday is crazy", and added that although we need to confront fraud, "This is America.
William B. ..., 15 June 2008 [cached]
William B. Wachtel
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