William M. Hill, Co-chair of the Construction Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has been elected Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law. Mr. Hill, who previously served on the Governing Committee of the Forum and for the past two years and as the Marketing Committee Chair, will serve a three-year term.
Mr. Hill was elected at the Forum’s Annual Meeting held April 16-18 in Florida.
The Forum is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States with roughly 6,000 members and associates drawn from all types of construction practice – law firms large and small, solo practitioners, in-house and government counsel. It also represents owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, construction managers, lenders, insurers and sureties and conducts three national meetings annually in addition to a number of regional events.
“Will has been a trailblazer in the construction industry. His unique skill in motivating others coupled with a thirst for innovation will take the Forum to new heights during his term as Chair Elect and beyond,” said Steven Lesser, current Chair of the Forum and a partner with the firm of Becker & Poliakoff in Florida.
Mr. Hill represents clients in trials, arbitrations and mediations on a variety of matters, including construction law, commercial and corporate litigation, and real estate law. He counsels individuals, small businesses, financial institutions, non-profit institutions, and publicly-traded companies. With respect to construction counseling and dispute resolution, he represents owners, lenders, general contractors and subcontractors across a variety of private and public sector projects. His practice includes appearances before state and federal courts, the American Arbitration Association, and local boards and commissions. He is currently listed in Best Lawyers in America, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Martindale- Hubble (AV Preeminent).
An active member in his community and non-profit organizations, Mr. Hill is the past Chairman of the Board of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), an environmental and conservation organization of approximately 90,000 members. He served on the Board of the AMC for nine years (including three years as Chair) and is currently a co-chair of its Board of Advisors. Additionally, he has served on his town’s Conservation Commission for six years, including two years as Chairman, and has been active on various boards in his community.