William P. Ankele, Jr.


Mr. Ankele is a shareholder of WBA, having joined the firm in April, 2004. He has broad experience in the formation and representation of instrumentalities used to fund public infrastructure required to support development projects and community needs, including special taxing districts of all types, intergovernmental authorities, library districts and non-profit corporations. He has provided advice to the development community, citizen groups, and local governments on the organization and use of various public entities offering tax-exempt financing solutions for major public and private projects throughout Colorado. His experience includes representation of special districts, library districts, intergovernmental authorities, business improvement districts, county and municipal public improvement districts, and non-profit corporations. Mr. Ankele’s practice includes broad experience in the use of special taxing districts to serve mountain resort communities, such as Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and Winter Park. Mr. Ankele is also experienced in the area of commercial real estate development, commercial office leasing and real property law.

Education and Honors

  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell for twenty-five consecutive years
  • J.D. Wayne State University; Cum Laude
  • Member and Executive Editor, Wayne Law Review
  • M.A. International Business Transactions, University of Denver
  • B.A. English and History, University of Michigan

Professional Activities

  • Author, Funding Schools through Public-Private Partnerships, The Colorado Lawyer, June, 2001
  • Co-author, Colorado Special Districts and Chapter 9, The Colorado Lawyer, December, 1991/January 1992

Community Activities

  • Board Member, Arapahoe Library District Building Authority
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees of Arapahoe Library District