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.
Associated General Contractors
Connecticut Bar Association - Construction Law Section
Connecticut Construction Industries Association
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
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
2013 is the Year for Public Private Partnerships in Connecticut
New England Real Estate Journal, 01/18/2013
Reversal of Fortune: Pelletier v. Sordoni, The Final Chapter
Occam's Razor, 04/24/2008
Reversal of (plaintiff attorney's) Fortune: Pelletier v Sordoni, The Final Chapter
Occam's Razor, 04/20/2008
ALFA State Compendium, William S. Wilson, II and Alfred A. DiVincentis, May 2007
New Ethics Rules a Trap for Unwary Contractors
Connecticut Law Tribune, 09/18/2006
Connecticut's Proposed False Claims Act Offers False Hope For Reform
Construction & Surety Law Update, 02/16/2005
Challenging the Liquidated Damages Provision in a State DOT Contract
Construction & Surety Law Update, 02/01/2005
Public Private Partnerships Q&A
Hartford Business Journal, 01/31/2005