Born and raised in Burlington, Bill joined the firm in 1988, and has been one of its principals since 1993. His practice focuses on public utilities, commercial transactions and complex civil litigation. Bill also represents municipalities on a broad range of issues, including land use, public contracts, property taxation and employment matters. He has conducted bench and jury trials in both State and Federal court, and has successfully argued numerous cases before the Vermont Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also regularly represents clients before the Vermont Public Service Board on public utility matters.
- Successfully represented a municipality in a large, complex arbitration establishing the fair market value of a hydroelectric generating facility, and subsequently assisted the client in consummating the purchase of that facility.
- Successfully represented municipalities in numerous land use permitting and enforcement proceedings in the Environmental Division of Vermont Superior Court as well as the Vermont Supreme Court.
- Successfully obtained indemnification for one of Vermont’s largest municipalities for damages as well as attorneys’ fees in a personal injury action.
- Successfully obtained a certificate of public good from the Vermont Public Service Board for modifications to an electric generating facility that allowed the facility to qualify for high-valued renewable energy certificates.
- Successfully obtained a certificate of public good from the Vermont Public Service Board for a municipality to overbuild an incumbent cable television system.
- Successfully defended at jury trial one of Vermont’s largest municipalities against claims of wrongful termination.
- Successfully defended a chemical company against a toxic tort claim in Federal court.