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William Edward Murane, American Lawyer. Bar: Wyoming 1957, Colorado 1958, District of Columbia 1978, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977.


Murane, William Edward was born on March 4, 1933 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Edward E. and Theodora (Wilson) Murane.


Dartmouth College (Bachelor of Arts, 1954). Stanford University (Bachelor of Laws, 1957).


Worked at Holland & Hart LLP (Denver, Colorado) specializing in Advanced Technology, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy, Business Transactions, Commercial Litigation (Trials and Appeals), Construction, Corporate Finance, Environmental, Estate Planning and Administration, Healthcare and Hospitals, Intellectual Property, International, Labor/Employment and Employee Benefits, Legislative, Oil/Gas and Minerals, Patents, Product Liability/Torts and Insurance, Project Finance, Public Land, Public Utilities and Energy Regulation, Real Estate, Securities, Tax, Telecommunications, Water, White Collar Crime. Admitted to the bar, 1957, Wyoming. 1958, California and Colorado.

1978, District of Columbia. Deputy General Counsel, United States. Department of Commerce, 1969-1971.

General Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 1971-1972. Public Member, Administrative Conference of the United States., 1978-1981. Chairman, Administrative Law Section, 1985-1986 and Section Delegate, 1990-1995, American Bar Association.

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Business Litigation). Holland & Hart regularly helps companies from around the world with investments and business transactions both inside and outside of the United States, including mergers and acquisitions, natural resources development and financing, telecommunications, technology transfers, export sales, imports, protection of intellectual property, multinational financing, foreign investment law, joint ventures, immigration and tax matters.

Areas of International Service include: foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions, multinational joint ventures, licensing and technology transfer, commercial representation (agents and distributors), patent, trademark and copyright protection, export and re-export controls, direct investment, tariff and customs matters, immigration, international tax advice, international financing and Euro-currency lending, agricultural exports and international estate and financial planning. The firm is also well known for its expertise in arbitration, negotiation, dispute resolution and litigation.


Board directors Center for Law and Research, Denver, 1973-1976, Colorado Business Committee for Arts, since 2002. Trustee Colorado Symphony Orchestra, 1994-2000. Member board visitors Stanford University Law School.

Member vestry St. John's Cathedral, Denver, 2007-2010. Captain United States Air Force, 1958-1961. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers.

Member American Bar Association (ho of deals 1991-1996), University Club, Cactus Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, classical music.


Married Rosemarie Palmerone, March 26, 1960. Children: Edward Wheelock, Peter Davenport, Alexander Phelps.