• Cornell University, B.A. (1979)
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1982)


  • New York

William Q. Orbe


William Q. Orbe is a partner in the New York office of Crowell & Moring. His practice focuses on investment and financing transactions, including private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, and the acquisition and sale of private fund managers.

Bill's clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, investment banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions. 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 has been recognized by New York Super Lawyers Magazine for Mergers & Acquisitions and Business & Corporate Law (2008-2020).

Prior to joining the firm, Bill was a founding partner of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, a boutique law firm that focused on financial markets.


Professional Activities and Memberships

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

Representative Matters

  • 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.
  • Rescue financing and liquidity financing.
  • Acquisitions of alternative asset managers.
  • Private tender offers by private equity funds.


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Firm News & Announcements

April 1, 2021 Crowell & Moring and Kibbe & Orbe Join Forces