William M. Hill: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

William M. Hill


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Project Development & Permitting
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.1794
Fax: 617-542-2241
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

University Dartmouth College, B.A., History, 1981
Law SchoolNortheastern University, J.D., 1985
Admitted1985, Massachusetts

Professional & Community Involvement
•Chair, Marketing Committee (2013 - 2015), member, Governing Committee (2011 - 2013), ABA Forum on Construction Law
•Member, past chair (1998 - 2000), Boston Bar Association Committee on Construction Law
•Member, Construction Industries of Massachusetts
•Member, Association of General Contractors
•Past chair of the board of directors (3 years), Appalachian Mountain Club
•Past board member (9 years), Appalachian Mountain Club
•Co-chair, AMC Board of Advisors (2008 - 2015)
•Past commissioner (6 years), past chair (2 years), Acton Conservation Commission
•Past trustee, Acton Conservation Trust


Will is Co-chair of the firm's Construction Law Practice Group and has represented clients in trials, arbitrations, and mediations on a variety of matters, including construction law, commercial and corporate litigation, and real estate law.

He represents and counsels individuals, small businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit institutions, and publicly traded companies. With respect to construction counseling and dispute resolution, he counsels owners, lenders, general contractors, joint ventures, and subcontractors across a variety of private and public sector projects. He is committed to finding efficient and practical solutions for clients by resolving disputes under difficult circumstances and delivering a variety of projects in an efficient and timely manner using optimal project delivery systems.

His practice includes appearances before state and federal courts, the American Arbitration Association and other ADR providers, and local boards and commissions.

Will has been a leader in the local and national construction bar for over a decade and has served on the Governing Committee (2011 - 2013) of the ABA Forum on Construction Law, the world's largest organization of construction lawyers. Will is currently chair of the Marketing Committee of the forum. Will is a member and past chair (1998 - 2000) of the Construction Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association. He has spoken, published, and chaired programs and publications for the ABA's Forum on Construction Law, the BBA, and other trade and industry organizations

He has lectured and published on a variety of topics, including techniques for direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, electronic discovery, mediation, and numerous subjects concerning construction law. Will has written articles for such publications as the Construction Lawyer, the Boston Bar Journal, Boston Business Journal, and the San Diego Transcript. In connection with his nonprofit and community work, Will has authored op-ed pieces and editorials in the Boston Globe and Outdoors Magazine.

Will has been active in his community and in nonprofit organizations. He has been a leader in the conservation and outdoor recreation civic and nonprofit community having served on the board of directors and as past chairman (2005 - 2008) of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a 90,000-member conservation and outdoor recreation organization. Will is current co-chair (2008 - present) of the Board of Advisors of the AMC. Will has also served as Conservation Commissioner (three years as chair) and trustee the local land trust in his home town.

•Eighty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.17.2014)
•Sixty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition, (08.18.2014)
•Seventy-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.21.2013)
•Sixty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition, (08.15.2013)
•Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.22.2012)
•Sixty Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition, (08.24.2012)
•Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.21.2011)
•Forty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition, (09.06.2011)
•Mintz Levin Attorney William M. Hill Elected to ABA Construction Forum Governing Committee, (04.19.2011)
•Forty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.19.2010)
•Forty-Six Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.29.2008)
•William M. Hill to co-chair 2008 ABA Construction Law Conference in Chicago, (09.11.2008)
•Forty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.25.2007)

Awards & Recognitions
Best Lawyers in America: Construction Law, Litigation - Construction (2012 - 2015)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Construction Litigation (2005 - 2014)
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers (2013)
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in American Law

•Co-author, Statute of Limitations Extended for Recordkeeping Violations, OSHA Advisory (03.31.2011)
•Co-author, Pay-If-Paid Clauses: Freedom of Contract or Protecting the Subcontractor From Itself?, The Construction Lawyer (02.2011)
•Co-author, Massachusetts Enacts Prompt Payment Legislation for Private Construction Contracts, Construction Litigation Alert (08.12.2010)
•Co-author, Don't Leave Insurance Decisions to the Last Minute, Boston Business Journal (02.2008)

Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, Construction Pitfalls: Can Development Projects Swim in the Deep End?, The Real Estate Industry in a Recessionary Environment: Sink, Tread Water, or Swim?, Mintz Levin and ML Strategies, Boston, MA (06.22.2010)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Disputes & Workouts Representation of a national hotel chain in a dispute with a terminated contractor including defeating injunction and dismissing litigation in state court and negotiating resolution at mediation. Representation of a national institutional owner of commercial and multifamily properties in litigation against a contractor, subcontractors, and an architect for defective design and construction of a 450-unit Texas project in state court. Successfully resolved in mediation. Representation of national contractor in resolution of construction defect case involving a luxury condominium in Pasadena, California. Representation of a national syndicate of bondholders and bondholder representatives in successful resolution, workout, and sale of troubled privatized military housing construction projects located in Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, and Massachusetts. Combined project value: $1.3 billion. Representation included navigating mechanics' lien, performance and payment bond claims, and successful defense of attempted injunction barring sale. Representation of a nonprofit owner of a 2, 000-seat historic theater in Worcester, Massachusetts, in successful resolution, by mediation, of state court litigation with a general contractor involving a $30-million renovation project. Representation of Massachusetts Corporation against former employee for theft of trade secrets and customer lists. Matter successfully resolved following entry of preliminary injunction in state court and dispositive discovery showing telephone call patterns. Representation of joint venture on Boston's CA/T Big Dig project in successfully opposing and defeating bid protest.

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William M. Hill

BostonMA 02111


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