Bill Wildman's practice focuses on representing parties in the construction industry. Bill helps his clients anticipate and solve potential problems and counsels them on day-to-day operations. He represents owners, contractors and design professionals in the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts and in all aspects of both construction litigation and arbitration, including prosecuting and defending against claims. Bill has significant experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts for developers and large institutional investors for multi-family projects.
With more than 25 years of experience, Bill has mediated, litigated and arbitrated a host of issues, including delay, acceleration, extra work and construction defect claims. He has defended design professionals on high-profile wrongful death and personal injury claims resulting from structures that collapse while under construction, guided major metropolitan school districts through their multi-million dollar construction programs and resolve disputes involving construction defects on multi-family projects.
Sutherland represents investment fund in claims against contractor arising out of construction defects on a multi-family project.
Sutherland represents a national distributor of drywall products in Chinese drywall matters.
Sutherland advises a real estate investment and management company on construction matters and disputes.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of construction law (2009-2015)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of construction law (2009-2011, 2016) and construction - litigation (2012-2016)
Recipient of the Best Paper Award for “ Class Arbitration and the Construction Dispute: Analysis of Current Jurisprudence and Practical Tips for the Construction Practitioner, ” which appeared in the ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction(2014)