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William Q. Orbe

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William Q. Orbe is a founding partner of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP. His clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, finance companies, investment banks, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.

Mr. Orbe specializes in investment and financing transactions, including private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, mezzanine capital, venture capital investments and structured investments. more +

Mr. Orbe also specializes in the formation and capitalization of private investment funds and finance companies, and in the acquisition and sale of private fund managers.

He regularly provides advice to fund managers and finance companies on securities regulatory and compliance matters, trading questions and other aspects of their ongoing operations.

He also provides strategic advice to shareholders holding controlling positions in public and private companies and to boards of directors and committees in connection with mergers and acquisitions.


  • Acquisitions and sales of companies in the financial services, healthcare, material sciences, on-line trading, industrial equipment, medical equipment, truck manufacturing, automotive parts, automotive quality control, ocean carriage, rail carriage, air carriage, insurance brokerage, real estate development, retail clothing and moving sectors.
  • Private equity investments in insurance, pharmaceutical, financial services, finance, retail, mining, energy, banking and real estate development companies.
  • Venture capital investments in transportation, energy, pharma, bio-technology, medical technology, social media, communications, internet, computer hardware and electronics companies.
  • Portfolio acquisitions and sales by investment funds and financial institutions.
  • Acquisition financing, rescue financing and liquidity financing.
  • Acquisitions of stakes in alternative asset managers.
  • Private tender offers by private equity funds.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a New York Super Lawyer for Mergers & Acquisitions and Business & Corporate Law (2008-2020) 
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York