Mintz is pleased to announce that experienced environmental and real estate lawyer William J. Squires, III has joined the firm’s Environmental and Real Estate Practices as a Member in Boston. He focuses his practice on environmental, land use, and real estate matters. Mr. Squires has over two decades of experience and most recently served as Chair of his former firm’s Land Use & Development Group.
Mr. Squires counsels corporations, developers, manufacturers, private equity firms, lenders and individuals in litigation, transactional, and regulatory settings. His practice includes the acquisition and disposition of real property and operating businesses, the cleanup of contaminated properties, compliance, enforcement defense, permitting, zoning, wetlands matters, litigation, and environmental insurance. He represents clients in disputes before state and federal courts, as well as regulatory agencies and municipal boards. Mr. Squires devotes a significant portion of his practice to negotiating and structuring business transactions and has led environmental due diligence efforts in many national and multinational mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Squires was recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Environmental Law in 2021. He is also an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law.
“Bill is a great fit for our environmental and real estate teams in Boston and nationally,” said Mintz Member and Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Jennifer M. Kiely. “His arrival deepens our bench of attorneys with high-level expertise in environmental, land use, and real estate matters. In addition, Bill has an impressive skillset that will allow us to provide more comprehensive client service and further drive collaboration across practices and offices.”
“Bill is a welcome addition to our Environmental and Real Estate Practices and the firm,” said Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian. “His multifaceted practice and environmental and regulatory expertise will prove particularly beneficial for clients engaging in real estate and other transactions.”
Late last year, Mintz’s Real Estate Practice gained Erin Natter, Daniel Guggenheim, and Michael Soejoto as Members in Los Angeles. The firm continues to grow in key markets and practice areas in 2021, including through high-profile and strategic hires such as the additions of Member John Dougherty in the firm’s Litigation Practice in Boston and Member Lara Compton in the firm’s Health Law Practice in Los Angeles.