For decades Bill has represented businesses, nonprofits, and individuals in their real estate, estate planning, estate administration, and business deals here in Colorado. Bill’s practice model starts with a core focus on problem solving. He is committed to a goal of encouraging clients and advisories toward conflict resolution. A rabid baseball fan, his legal advice is often couched in baseball analogies, informed by careful attention to the fundamentals of his work, and always grounded in common sense. Bill’s earliest work experience was on his father’s New Jersey orchard, and from that he learned the value of hard work and the risks and challenges small business owners face daily. At ten years of age and for many years thereafter, Bill picked and marketed peaches and apples under the influence of his “hero” father and grandfather-like fellow laborer “Ort”, both of whom modeled diligence, honesty, and a commitment to personally “take on” the most difficult of tasks.
As a high-schooler, Billy-boy fancied himself (self-praise is no compliment) as a smoke throwing baseball phenom. The story goes something like this…when invited to throw batting practice with the Philadelphia Phillies, he, the uninitiated “sandlotter”…and Pancho Herrera, a power hitting first baseman with the Phillies (who managed to cobble together a marginal three year major league baseball career), partnered to launch a batting practice rocket which slammed “on the rise” two-thirds up the Burry “Yum Yum” Cookie billboard atop the left center field second deck of Connie Mack Stadium. At the crack of the bat, Pancho’s teammates gasped in awe. Not an insignificant accomplishment according to Bostrom, who boasts (pardon the alliteration) the blast at exceeding 500 feet if not intercepted by the huge billboard. “Just try hitting a rapidly moving, skinny, wooden bat from 60 feet away with a tiny five-ounce spheroid to initiate a near orbital journey into the outer reaches of north Philadelphia. It ain’t easy.”
The stories abound, no doubt generously embellished over the many years.
- Wheaton College, B.A. 1964
- Northern Illinois University, M.A., 1966
- University of Virginia, J.D., 1971
- New York University, L.L.M, Taxation, 1976
Ed serves businesses, nonprofits, and individuals to intelligently resolve or avoid legal disputes. Prior to joining Bostrom Schroeder, Ed practiced business and nonprofit law with an emphasis on litigation at one of Colorado’s largest legal partnerships, Rothergerber Johnson & Lyons, LLP. His practice included a wide spectrum of commercial litigation including large scale personal injury lawsuits, construction defect litigation, employment litigation, breach of contract cases, insurance coverage and defense disputes, and real property issues. In addition, he has significant experience representing churches and religious organizations' legal needs, including First Amendment litigation. Ed also provides pre-litigation risk management services, contract and business formation advice, estate planning and business succession planning for his clients. Ed is married with three children. When not practicing law, Ed serves on the Board of Wellspring Anglican Church, coaches Gold Crown Youth Basketball and South Suburban Basketball and Flag Football. He also plays basketball, though like a lot of attorneys at his point in life, his game sounds better than it looks.
- Juris Doctor, 2005, with honors, University of Texas School of Law; Texas Law Review 2003 - 2005, Order of the Coif
- Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Arts, Finance/History, 1999, University of Oklahoma, with Special Distinction
- Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP, 2006-2013
- Law Clerk, United States District Court, Western District of Texas, for the Honorable Harry Lee Hudspeth, 2005-2006
- PricewaterhouseCoopers, Analyst, 1999-2002
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- Licensed Attorney in Colorado and Texas - admitted to practice before all Colorado State Courts; all Texas State Courts; the United States District Court for the District of Colorado; and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals