William J. Squires III
focuses his practice on environmental, real estate and land use matters. He counsels multinational corporations, real estate developers, manufacturers, private equity firms, lenders and individuals on a variety of environmental issues, including the acquisition of operating businesses; the redevelopment of contaminated properties; and enforcement defense, permitting and regulatory compliance matters.
Bill represents buyers, sellers and lenders in the purchase and sale of operating businesses, real property and industrial facilities. He negotiates and structures business transactions, drafts contracts, and negotiates environmental insurance policies addressing environmental issues. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to permitting, regulatory compliance, enforcement defense, wetlands matters and environmental insurance disputes. He represents private parties in disputes involving releases of oil and hazardous materials and works closely with environmental consultants, Massachusetts Licensed Site Professionals, engineers, risk assessors and geologists in responding to such releases. He has led environmental due diligence efforts in several national and multinational mergers and acquisitions involving complex environmental liabilities as well as permitting and compliance issues.
Bill has represented clients before Massachusetts state courts, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, local conservation commissions, boards of health and zoning boards of appeal.
Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate with an environmental boutique firm located in Boston. He represented businesses and individuals in environmental litigation, enforcement, permitting, real estate and environmental insurance matters.
- Co-Chair, Hazardous & Solid Waste Committee, Boston Bar Association (2010-2012)
- American Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctor (1998)
- Baylor University, Master of Science (1995)
- Merrimack College, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude (1992)