William D. Sutherland VI

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William D. Sutherland VI

William D. Sutherland VI

dsutherland@kslawllp.com or 210.228.4444

Dub Sutherland has a broad-based practice emphasizing corporate acquisitions and dispositions, corporate financings, commercial transactions, corporate governance and other general corporate matters. He represents established and growth companies seeking capital investment, buyers and sellers of businesses, and financial institutions. He also assists business owners with corporate and subsidiary formation, entity management, corporate governance matters, and drafting and negotiating contracts, and counsels companies, investors, and financial institutions in lending transactions. He especially enjoys working with small and family owned businesses and financial institutions in strategic and succession planning, evaluating management and management structure, and improving risk management practices.

Other matters Mr. Sutherland has handled for financial institutions:

  • Regulatory enforcement actions
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Structured finance transactions
  • Asset purchases, loan pool formation, and loan participations
  • Problem loan workouts
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Community Reinvestment Act strategy implementation

Mr. Sutherland spent time early in his career in executive management positions in both the banking and manufacturing industries. He now approaches client matters with the same problem solving mentality he used while on the business side.


  • University of Texas at Austin (B.A.,Government, 2003)
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D., 2007)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – admitted 2008

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Banking Law Committee
  • Business & Community Lenders of Texas, Board of Directors
  • Independent Bankers Association of Texas, Leadership Division Board of Directors
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel

Civic & Charitable

  • Techstars Mentor
  • World Affairs Council Board of Trustees


  • 42nd Annual Texas Association Bank Counsel’s Legal Conference “Fintech”; April 7, 2016; San Antonio, TX
  • 18th Annual Subchapter S Bank Association Conference, “ESOPs: Empowering Community Banks”; October 28, 2015; San Antonio, TX
  • Texas Rural Challenge- Rural Matters, “Business & Economic Development-Innovative Financing”; June 16, 2015; Waco, TX
  • Bank Holding Company Association Spring Seminar, Sub S Issues & Opportunities”; May 4, 2015; Bloomington, MN
  • Overdrive Lenders Resource Conference, “7a Closing Guidance/Best Practices”‘; March 27, 2015; San Antonio, TX
  • San Antonio CPA Society, “Structuring and Organizational Issues for Nonprofits”; December 3, 2014; San Antonio, TX
  • 17th Annual Subchapter S Bank Association Conference, “A Detailed Discussion of the Advantages and Disadvantages of S Corp v. C Corp” and “Capital Raising Strategies for Sub S Banks, Shareholder Succession, ESOPS and Liquidity Options”; October 23, 2014; San Antonio, TX
  • 2nd Annual Community Banking in a New World Conference, “Loan Pools: A structure to share risk and focus on specific needs” and “SBIC & Public Welfare Investments for Banks”; October 22, 2014; San Antonio, TX
  • Digital Compliance, ““A True Friend in Community Banking Web Seminar”; October 1, 2014
  • Texas Rural Challenge- From Seed to Prosperity Conference, “Business & Economic Development-Financing Expansion & Best Practices”; June 19, 2014; Waco, TX
  • Texas Banker’s Association Agriculture & Rural Affairs Conference, “Rural Development Finance – Tax Credits and other Tools”; April 11, 2014; College Station, TX
  • 16th Annual Subchapter S Bank Association Conference, “Shareholder Management Issues: Shareholder Agreements, Capital Raising, Management Succession and Liquidity” and “Executive Compensation Strategies for Board, Shareholders, and Executives”; October 24-25, 2013; San Antonio, TX
  • Community Banking in a New World Conference, “New Market Tax Credits-Three Ways to Improve Profit Ability and Provide Capital to Local Business”; October 23, 2013; San Antonio, TX
  • Texas Association of Banker Counsel’s 2013 Conference, “Community Reinvestment Act Toolkit”; October 2013; Austin, TX
  • Director Series Webinar: “Enterprise Risk Management for Credit Unions – A Primer”; March 27, 2013


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