Mintz is proud to announce that William Hill, a Member in the firm’s Boston office, has been named this year’s recipient of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Distinguished Service Award.
The AMC is a 90,000-member conservation and outdoor recreation organization dedicated to promoting the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America's Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
The organization’s Distinguished Service Award is the group’s most prestigious volunteer award as it recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding efforts to the mission of the AMC for a sustained period of time, and at the very highest levels.
Mr. Hill served as President of the Board from 2005-08. During his leadership, AMC saw its historic expansion into the State of Maine where the AMC was instrumental in putting nearly 900,000 acres under conservation protection by land purchases and conservation easements. From 2008-16, Mr. Hill served as Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors of the AMC.
Mr. Hill is Co-chair of Mintz’s Construction Law Practice Group and has represented clients in trials, arbitrations, and mediations on a variety of matters, including construction law, commercial and corporate litigation, and real estate law. Outside the office, Mr. Hill has served as Conservation Commissioner (three years as Chair), on the Open Space Committee and as past trustee of the local land trust in his home town. In connection with his nonprofit and community work, Mr. Hill has authored op-ed pieces and editorials in the Boston Globe and Outdoors Magazine.