Focused on public utility regulation and energy matters, Bill counsels private and municipal clients regarding electric generation and transmission infrastructure development projects.  He routinely represents clients in state permitting and siting proceedings, and coordinates with teams of interdisciplinary technical consultants and experts to evaluate environmental, land use, zoning and public relations issues in regard to project development and regulatory concerns.  Bill regularly represents developers and energy service companies in proceedings before the New York State Public Service Commission, including tariff interpretations, preparing public comments, and appeals. 

Bill also has significant experience representing property owners in judicial proceedings under New York State’s Oil Spill Law, and with advising developers on the negotiation of engineering, procurement and construction contracts and long-term power purchase agreements.  Prior to starting his legal career, Bill served for many years as an environmental engineer for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.


University of Massachusetts Lowell, College of Engineering, B.S.

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude


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