Welcome to ZiprickLaw.com | The law offices of William F. Ziprick

 Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

 Weekends: By appointment only

 12189 7th Street, Suite 1

 Yucaipa, California 92399

  (909) 255-8353



William F. Ziprick, Esq.


University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA

Juris Doctorate, 1980, Order of the Coif

Pacific Union College – Angwin, CA

B.S., 1977, Magna cum Laude

Major: Business Administration (Accounting Emphasis)

Select Honors

Martindale-Hubbell (the leading information services company for the legal profession)

  • “AV Preeminent” Rating ( the highest rating)
  • “Top Lawyers in the I.E”. – The Inland Empire Magazine 2012 - 2017


  • Order of the Coif – UCLA Chapter (Top 10% of Graduating Law Class)
  • American Jurisprudence Award: Remedies (Top of Class)
  • American Jurisprudence Award: Civil Procedure
  • American Jurisprudence Award: Labor Law

Pacific Union College

  • Magna cum Laude – Pacific Union College (3.9 GPA)
  • Wall Street Journal Award: Outstanding Senior Business Major: 1977


Areas of William F. Ziprick's ("WFZ") experience over the past decades in the legal field include negotiating, structuring and preparing documentation for numerous multi-million dollar transactions (with several in excess of $100 million), including:

  • Real estate acquisitions and leases
  • Strategic affiliations, acquisitions and divestments
  • Sophisticated equipment purchase contracts
  • Complex contract negotiations and preparation
  • Numerous secured and unsecured financing transactions, which collectively number in the tens of millions of dollars
  • Extensive due diligence related to numerous business affiliations and acquisitions.

For almost two decades, WFZ served as the primary corporate General Counsel for a major university healthcare system (with numerous hospitals, clinics, real estate holdings, and affiliated non-profit and for profit entities). In this role, WFZ’s duties included advising on all corporate, contract and business matters, and making numerous presentations and recommendations to the Board of Directors, Executive Committees and Officers for all of the various entities of the healthcare system.

WFZ’s experience also includes serving as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer for a successful west coast real estate development/senior housing company, where his responsibilities included the following:

  1. Managing relationships with numerous lending institutions (including HUD, national and regional lending institutions), which included construction and permanent financing in excess of $70 million in the aggregate.
  2. Overseeing the planning, development and construction process, from conceptual idea to completion, for an approximate 150,000 square foot senior housing campus in Southern California, which included the following: site selection process, real estate acquisitions, obtaining approvals and permits, construction contracts, procuring the necessary bonding and financing, and overseeing the construction draw process.
  3. Successfully negotiating and closing numerous sale transactions, including the sale of 12 senior living facilities, with eight of the facilities being sold to a real estate investment trust and its affiliated entities. This multi-year process also involved simultaneously obtaining the required approvals from numerous lenders and state regulatory agencies.
  4. Overseeing and directing the overall financial plans, including policies, accounting system and practices, and operating and capital budgets, and working closely with the companies’ certified public accountants on tax, financial statement and tax return preparation issues.
  5. Overseeing and coordinating all legal issues for the company.

  6. Developing and implementing business plans and evaluating new business




  • California Lawyers Association
  • United States District Court

- Eastern District Court

- Northern District Court

- Southern District Court

- Central District Court

  • United States Tax Court
  • California Broker's License


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association

Association Board of Directors/Committee Service

  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys

- Former Member of Board of Directors; Chair of Publications Committee

  • California Assisted Living Association

- Former Member of Board of Directors; Treasurer; Chair of Finance Committee


  • Co-Guest Columnist for USA Today article entitled, "We're Helping Other Infants Live"
  • Former Co-Author: Quarterly "Topical Reports" summarizing new relevant case law for the California Health Law News (California Society of Healthcare Attorneys).
  • Edited various articles for California Health Law News

Seminar Presentations

  • Participant in a panel discussion entitled “Reassessing Integrated Delivery System for the New Millennium: The Winners and Losers” at the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys Fall Conference.

  • Presenter at the Seminar entitled “Ask The Attorneys” at the California Assisted Living Association Semi-Annual Spring and Fall Conferences, for a number of years.

  • Moderator for the Seminar entitled “Elsa’s Ailing Back – Effective Managing Your Worker’s Comp Claims” at the California Assisted Living Association Spring Conference.