Bradley & Riley PC

William T. McCartan

Tel/Direct: 319-861-8737
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA


Bill practices in the area of corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions law. He represents companies, their boards of directors, funds, securities broker-dealer firms, and registered investment advisors. He has assisted these clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions and sales of assets, private placements of securities, public offerings, leveraged buyouts, structuring and documentation of venture capital and private equity investments, executive compensation, general contract matters and intellectual property protection. Bill also represents securities firms and their personnel in FINRA arbitration matters and in investigations and enforcement proceedings of the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and the Iowa Securities Bureau. He also regularly represents shareholders and business entities in disputes over governance and ownership matters.

Since 2019, Bill has served as President of Bradley & Riley PC. He is the chair of the Firm's Business Practice Group.

Assistant: Deb
Assistant's Phone: 319-861-8756
Assistant's Email:


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Creighton University, 1987
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Notre Dame Law School, magna cum laude, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa State Courts
  • Illinois State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Securities Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section Council
    • Securities Regulation Subcommittee of the Business Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, past member
  • Sixth Judicial District Bar Association, President
  • Linn County Bar Association
    • Board of Governors, past member

Civic and Volunteer Involvement

  • Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Dubuque Board of Directors, member
  • Linn County Redistricting Commission, Vice Chair
  • Xavier High School Foundation Board of Directors, past Board Chair
  • Archdiocese of Dubuque Board of Education, member
  • Entrepreneurial Development Center Board of Directors, Board Chair
  • Junior Achievement of East Central Iowa Board of Directors, Board Chair
  • Leadership for Five Seasons Program of the Greater Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Professional Experience

  • Joined Bradley & Riley PC in 1994
  • Bradley & Riley PC’s Board of Directors
  • Ungaretti & Harris, Chicago, IL (1991-1994)
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