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
•Member, Boston Bar Association Committee on Construction Law
•Chair, Boston Bar Association Committee on Construction Law (1998 - 2000)
•Member, Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (2011 - present)
•Member, Construction Industries of Massachusetts
•Member, Association of General Contractors
•Past chair of the board (3 years), Appalachian Mountain Club
•Past board member (9 years), Appalachian Mountain Club
•Co-chair, Appalachian Mountain Club Board of Advisors (2008 - present)
•Past commissioner (6 years), past chair (2 years), Acton Conservation Commission


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, 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 local boards and commissions.

Will has been a leader in the local and national construction bar for over a decade and currently serves on the Governing Committee for the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, the world's largest organization of construction lawyers. He has spoken, published, and chaired programs and publications for the American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry, the Boston Bar Association, 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, 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 non-profit organizations. He has been a leader in the conservation and outdoor recreation civic and non-profit community having served on the board and as past chairman (2005-2008) of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a 90,000-member conservation and outdoor recreation national organization.

• 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)
• Faculty, Fundamentals of Construction Law: Learn the Basics from the Pros, American Bar Association (11.05.2009)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Disputes and Workouts 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 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. Transactional Representation of General Electric for all phase of environmental remediation projects regarding Hudson River and Housatonic River. Representation of a variety of owners (education, commercial, medical, and non-profit) on construction contracts negotiation and project delivery systems. Negotiate construction contract for Boston's flagship 115,000 s.f. food distribution facility for Greater Boston Food Bank. Representation of contractors and major subcontractors on a variety of project types and project delivery systems.

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William M. Hill

BostonMA 02111


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