William "Bill" Sechrest
Bill's practice focuses largely on business transactions, including banking, real estate and corporate transactions, representing large banking, real estate and corporate organizations in complex equity, financing and business arrangements.
Bill Sechrest was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his B.A. degree in Economics from Stanford University and his J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law. Bill practiced law in Kansas City, Missouri from 1967-1969 and then in Dallas, Texas, from 1969-2006, with a law firm he co-founded, then known as Winstead, Sechrest and Minick PC.
Bill currently serves as Chairman of the Board of The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company; on the board of directors of Ojai Community Bank; and as a founder and on the board of directors of Ojai Energy Systems, Inc., an operating company producing both portable and stationary energy storage products. Bill is also formerly the Chair of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a California not for profit organization. He has authored two books and a number of academic articles. Bill is a father of five children and has three grandchildren.