William G. Strench

T 502.568.0207
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Bill is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC’s Louisville office. His practice focuses on securities and corporate law with an emphasis on venture capital and private equity financing, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. In this capacity, he has represented numerous businesses, from start-ups to public companies.

He has also represented a number of venture capital funds and is a member of the Board of Directors of Commonwealth Seed Capital, LLC. He served on the KBA Committee which drafted the Kentucky Limited Liability Company Act and registered limited liability partnership legislation. Bill has written and spoken on numerous continuing legal education topics and was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Louisville Law School in 1995 (Corporate Finance) and in 1999 (Venture Capital) and received the Gordon Davidson Teaching Award from the University of Louisville. Bill is the Chairman of the Frost Brown Todd emerging businesses and venture capital group. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® from 2008-2019 and is ranked in Chambers USA®, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for the same years.

Bill served as a law clerk for the Hon. Robert F. Chapman, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude, and Yale Law School.


Serve on KBA Committee which drafted the Kentucky Limited Liability Company Act and registered limited liability partnership legislation

Author and speaker:  numerous continuing legal education topics

University of Louisville Law School - Adjunct Professor of Law (Corporate Finance)

Representative Experience

Represented management in multiple private equity recapitalization transactions

Completed over 50 mergers and acquisitions transactions

Formed over 10 private equity and venture capital funds

Completed over 100 seed and venture capital financing transactions

Served as counsel on multiple underwritten public offerings

Served as legal counsel on $2 billion health care combination

Highlights & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®  2008-2019; Louisville Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2015; Louisville Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2007-2016
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A, 2008-2017
  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association

Press Releases

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Venture Connectors, Member, Corporate Secretary
  • University of Louisville School of Business Entrepreneurship Council, Member
  • Kentucky Chapter of Association for Corporate Growth, General Counsel
  • Greater Louisville Inc. EnterpriseCorp Council, Member
  • Commonwealth Seed Capital Fund, Member, Board of Directors
  • Louisville Metro Police Foundation, General Counsel
  • Louisville Science Center, Board of Directors (Former)
  • Community Foundation of Louisville, Member, Board of Directors
  • Enterprise Angels, Executive Committee
  • Senior Warden, St. Francis in the Fields, Episcopal Church (Former)

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Adapting to Life in the Private Equity World, ACG Corporate Growth Magazine

Other Contact Info


Tammy Goodridge
T 502.779.8662