Retired | William K. Rogers
Santa Barbara Attorney
Mr. Rogers is a founding partner of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP. He is a leading business and real estate lawyer in Santa Barbara, representing individuals and businesses throughout California's Central Coast. During a legal career spanning almost five decades, Mr. Rogers has represented clients in a wide range of corporate, business and real estate matters, including entity formations, asset and entity purchases, sales, financings, mergers and acquisitions, complex contract negotiations, commercial transactions, real estate syndications, land use planning and development and acquisition, and leasing and licensing of oil and gas rights.
Mr. Rogers has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent, signifying the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, for 21 consecutive years.
Mr. Rogers is currently working on a wetlands enhancement and enlargement project in the San Joaquin Valley of California. He is a Director and General Counsel for the Tulare Basin Wetlands Association, a habitat protection organization in the San Joaquin Valley. Mr. Rogers served as President of the Board of Directors of Dog Adoption & Welfare Group (" DAWG"), a very successful dog welfare nonprofit in Santa Barbara. He is a member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association. He previously served on The Santa Barbara Harbor Commission for 13 years.
Mr. Rogers was born in Tucson, Arizona. He received his undergraduate education from the University of Arizona, and his Bachelor of Laws Degree from Duke University Law School in 1968. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1968. Mr. Rogers started his career at the highly respected national law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Los Angeles before moving to Santa Barbara in 1970, where he formed the law firm that ultimately became Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP.
- Corporate and Business Law
- Organization Formation
- Business Purchases and Sales
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Business and Commercial Negotiations
- Real Estate
- Land Use Planning and Development
- Oil and Gas
- State Bar of California, 1968
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1968
- Duke University School of Law, LL.B., Bachelor of Law, 1967
Law Review: Member, Editorial Board, Duke Law Review, 1965 - 1967
- University of Arizona, B.A. in Liberal Arts, 1964
Pro Bono Activities:
- Tulare Basin Wetlands Association
- Dog Adoption & Welfare Group ("DAWG")
- Santa Barbara Harbor Commission, 1982 - 1995
- Rincon Energy, LLC
- Gainey Winery
- Horizon Well Loggin, Inc.
- Rancho Feliz
- Santa Barbara Automation
- Rusty's Pizza
- Mesa Vineyard Management