William S. Wilson, II: Lawyer with Halloran & Sage LLP

William S. Wilson, II

Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.

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  • Construction
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
University University of New Hampshire, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1988
Law SchoolWestern New England College School of Law, J.D., 1996
Admitted1997, Connecticut; 1997, District of Connecticut; 2006, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; 2006, United States Supreme Court


Associated General Contractors
Connecticut Bar Association - Construction
Law Section
Connecticut Construction Industries

BornApril 17, 1966

William Wilson is a construction lawyer who brings his earlier experience as a civil engineer to bear in his representation of contractors, owners and developers. He regularly represents clients in claims for delay, disruption and differing site conditions arising on public and private construction projects. He also handles surety bond claims and bid disputes involving state and municipal projects. William drafts and reviews various types of construction and commercial contracts, including those between owners and architects, construction managers and contractors, as well as between general contractors and subcontractors.

William's technical background as an engineer, coupled with his broad experience in construction law, enables him quickly to understand and assess even the most complex construction cases. He maintains ongoing relationships with professionals throughout the construction field, including other attorneys, architects, engineers, claim consultants, accountants, surety personnel, and local and state government officials. Through his knowledge and relationships, he is able to spend less time getting up to speed on a case and more time bringing about its successful conclusion.

Before becoming a lawyer, William worked as an engineer at the Connecticut Department of Transportation, rising to the level of senior transportation engineer. In this role, he acquired diverse experience in researching and organizing technical information, analyzing complex design problems and communicating solutions for the design and construction of small and large infrastructure improvement projects. His tenure included work on multi-million dollar projects such as the Charter Oak Bridge replacement and the I-84 fly-over ramp in Hartford.


2013 is the Year for Public Private Partnerships in Connecticut
New England Real Estate Journal, 01/18/2013

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William Wilson Holds Workshop for CT DOT & CCSU/ITBD

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Represented Connecticut Department of Transportation in negotiations for and award of the public private partnership agreement for the redevelopment, operation and maintenance of service plaza facilities along I-395, I-95 and Route 15 in Connecticut.; Represented Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority for Procurement negotiations and award of Operation & Maintenance Agreement for the waste to energy facility in Hartford, CT.; Represented contractor in negotiations with Northeast Utilities for $20M agreement for 345kV underground cable transmission project.; Represented a general contractor and surety against delay claims and project specification and design issues on a $25M project at Bradley Airport; Multifaceted Health Care Development and Construction Deal Negotiated, Documented, and Closed; Halloran & Sage successfully counseled a large Connecticut construction and real estate firm through the negotiation, documentation, and closing of the development and construction a new health care facility and an adjacent medical office building. The project involved the negotiation and preparation of a participation agreement, a purchase and sale transaction, reciprocal easement agreements, construction contracts and leases. Additionally, Halloran & Sage represented its client in securing and documenting $19, 500, 000 of construction financing.; The Halloran & Sage team was led by real estate partner James Maher and also included real estate associates Matthew Teich, Jaimee Newman and Casey O'Connell, construction partner William Wilson, II, and legal assistant Karel Ortolani.; Represent Owner and Construction Manager in the development and construction of a Cancer Center and Medical Office Building; Represented a construction manager and owner on construction and design issues that arose on a $125 Million project for the renovation of a historic theater and the construction of a new school in Waterbury, CT; Represented a private university against an architect on a claim for damages and repair costs of a defective flooring system; Represented a barge transportation company against State of Connecticut claim for damages and repair costs to a bridge fender system on the Norwalk River; Defense of a multi-party, multi-million dollar subrogation action brought against an architect and other design professionals for negligent design and installation of a fire suppression system; Defense of a professional negligence claim brought by an owner against a design professional (architect) for additional project costs allegedly related to design errors, lack of coordination and failed communication; Negotiated settlements between an environmental consultant, a Town and various subcontractors arising from the release of asbestos on an elementary school rehabilitation project; Representation of a private university on a claim involving a defective flooring system that was discovered after construction was completed. We worked with both the contractor and the architect to investigate the cause of the cracking and to replace the floor without resorting to litigation; H & S Counsels Lead Lender in $70M Luxury Hotel and Condo Deal; Halloran & Sage recently completed closing of a $70M construction loan facility for the luxury Ocean House Hotel and Condominium located in Westerly, Rhode Island. The firm served as counsel to U.S. Bank National Association, as lead lender for the bank group providing the financing. This project involves the complete renovation of an historic beachfront hotel into a 48 room luxury hotel with 24 residential condominium units. The Halloran & Sage team was led by real estate partner, James Maher and included construction partner, Bill Wilson, real estate associate, Jaimee Newman and legal assistant, Karel Gargiulo.
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William S. Wilson, II

225 Asylum Street
HartfordCT 06103


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