Overview

Utility companies, higher education institutions, health care organizations, biotechnology companies, renewable energy companies and major airports across the country turn to Bill for his decades of experience in environmental law. He has testified in Congress on environmental legislation and policy matters and has published widely on environmental law topics.

He focuses his work on:

  • Environmental Permitting: Bill represented Excelerate Energy in the permitting, construction and operation of a major LNG port off the coast of Massachusetts, including coordinating the successful effort to obtain dozens of local, state, and federal permits.
  • Environmental Cleanup: Bill defended one of the world’s largest chemical companies in a major Superfund site in Florida.
  • Airport Environmental Work: Bill advises airports across the country on their fuel leases as well as environmental matters involving airport expansion projects.
  • Other Matters involving Environmental Law: Bill’s pro bono work includes winning a historic ruling invalidating offshore oil leasing in Belize that threatened the world’s second largest barrier reef and helped earned an award for Excellence in Pro Bono from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association. He also served as a legal advisor to the Royal Government of Bhutan where he drafted environmental legislation and helped create a new justice department.

Bill joined Anderson & Kreiger in 2006 from Palmer & Dodge where he was chair of the litigation department.

BEYOND THE OFFICE

Bill is an avid cyclist, who regularly participates in the bike race up Mount Washington and was on the winning team of the race across Bhutan (see the Yahoo! Sports article on Bill’s involvement in The Craziest Bike Race on Earth).

Bill’s civic involvements include:

  • Vice Chairman of the Cambridge Health Alliance, a large safety net health care system with the last remaining public hospitals in Massachusetts
  • Trustee of the Boston Rescue Mission, an organization providing housing and services to Boston’s homeless population.
  • Board Member, Oceana Action, an international organization dedicated to marine protection.
  • Board Member, Essex Greenbelt Association.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Practice Areas

Credentials

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. 1982
Harvard Law School, Visiting Student, 1981

University of Wisconsin, B.S. 1978

Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America©, Environmental Law and Litigation, 2011-2022

Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2010-2021

Chambers USAAmerica's Leading Lawyer for Business; Environmental Law, 2010-2018

Access to Justice Fellowship, 2015-2016

Affiliations

  • Vice Chairman of the Cambridge Health Alliance, a large safety net health care system with the last remaining public hospitals in Massachusetts
  • Trustee of the Boston Rescue Mission, an organization providing housing and services to Boston’s homeless population.
  • Board Member, Oceana Action, an international organization dedicated to marine protection.
  • Board Member, Essex Greenbelt Association.

Experience

  • Represented Excelerate Energy in the permitting, construction and operation of a major LNG port off the coast of Massachusetts, including coordinating the successful effort to obtain dozens of local, state and federal permits.
  • Represents National Grid on permitting major infrastructure projects including helping Grid successfully obtain state and federal permits for a new 32-mile electric transmission line in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
  • Defends one of the world’s largest chemical companies in a major Superfund site in Florida.
  • Advises airport owners across the country on environmental matters, including the expansion of the Salt Lake City International Airport.
  • Lead the legal and engineering team that successfully obtained dozens of federal permits for several major coastal infrastructure facilities in Puerto Rico.
  • Served as legal advisor to the Royal Government of Bhutan on environmental matters and judicial reform.

Insights

    Bill has published numerous articles on environmental and land use matters in Harvard Environmental Law Review, Ecology Law Quarterly, Maine Law Review, Massachusetts Law Review, Technology Review, and other publications.

Utility companies, higher education institutions, health care organizations, biotechnology companies, renewable energy companies and major airports across the country turn to Bill for his decades of experience in environmental law. He has testified in Congress on environmental legislation and policy matters and has published widely on environmental law topics.

He focuses his work on:

  • Environmental Permitting: Bill represented Excelerate Energy in the permitting, construction and operation of a major LNG port off the coast of Massachusetts, including coordinating the successful effort to obtain dozens of local, state, and federal permits.
  • Environmental Cleanup: Bill defended one of the world’s largest chemical companies in a major Superfund site in Florida.
  • Airport Environmental Work: Bill advises airports across the country on their fuel leases as well as environmental matters involving airport expansion projects.
  • Other Matters involving Environmental Law: Bill’s pro bono work includes winning a historic ruling invalidating offshore oil leasing in Belize that threatened the world’s second largest barrier reef and helped earned an award for Excellence in Pro Bono from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association. He also served as a legal advisor to the Royal Government of Bhutan where he drafted environmental legislation and helped create a new justice department.

Bill joined Anderson & Kreiger in 2006 from Palmer & Dodge where he was chair of the litigation department.

BEYOND THE OFFICE

Bill is an avid cyclist, who regularly participates in the bike race up Mount Washington and was on the winning team of the race across Bhutan (see the Yahoo! Sports article on Bill’s involvement in The Craziest Bike Race on Earth).

Bill’s civic involvements include:

  • Vice Chairman of the Cambridge Health Alliance, a large safety net health care system with the last remaining public hospitals in Massachusetts
  • Trustee of the Boston Rescue Mission, an organization providing housing and services to Boston’s homeless population.
  • Board Member, Oceana Action, an international organization dedicated to marine protection.
  • Board Member, Essex Greenbelt Association.

 

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. 1982
Harvard Law School, Visiting Student, 1981

University of Wisconsin, B.S. 1978

Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

The Best Lawyers in America©, Environmental Law and Litigation, 2011-2022

Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2010-2021

Chambers USAAmerica's Leading Lawyer for Business; Environmental Law, 2010-2018

Access to Justice Fellowship, 2015-2016

  • Vice Chairman of the Cambridge Health Alliance, a large safety net health care system with the last remaining public hospitals in Massachusetts
  • Trustee of the Boston Rescue Mission, an organization providing housing and services to Boston’s homeless population.
  • Board Member, Oceana Action, an international organization dedicated to marine protection.
  • Board Member, Essex Greenbelt Association.

  • Represented Excelerate Energy in the permitting, construction and operation of a major LNG port off the coast of Massachusetts, including coordinating the successful effort to obtain dozens of local, state and federal permits.
  • Represents National Grid on permitting major infrastructure projects including helping Grid successfully obtain state and federal permits for a new 32-mile electric transmission line in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
  • Defends one of the world’s largest chemical companies in a major Superfund site in Florida.
  • Advises airport owners across the country on environmental matters, including the expansion of the Salt Lake City International Airport.
  • Lead the legal and engineering team that successfully obtained dozens of federal permits for several major coastal infrastructure facilities in Puerto Rico.
  • Served as legal advisor to the Royal Government of Bhutan on environmental matters and judicial reform.

News

Publications

    Bill has published numerous articles on environmental and land use matters in Harvard Environmental Law Review, Ecology Law Quarterly, Maine Law Review, Massachusetts Law Review, Technology Review, and other publications.