William Egan has thirty years of commercial litigation and business law experience. He handles trials at the state and federal level, along with arbitrations and mediations, involving both domestic and international matters.
In addition to his litigation practice, Bill counsels businesses on the negotiation and drafting of contracts and business agreements and the resolution of business disputes short of litigation.
He also counsels clients on issues concerning technology-related contracts, distributorship disputes, and commercial business matters, as well as real estate and leasing-related matters. Bill is a lecturer on the topics of commercial litigation, commercial lease law, and commercial contract law.
Bill’s focus in representing clients is on commercial, business and technology advice and litigation, along with franchise and distributorship advice and litigation, as well as real estate and leasing litigation. His work also includes arbitration, mediations and business advice to minimize litigation exposure. In 2020, Bill was appointed to serve on the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Arbitration Panel, comprised, in part, of “accomplished attorneys with exceptional subject-matter expertise.”
Commercial, Business and Technology Litigation
Bill has advised clients in a wide range of business disputes, including lawsuits and negotiations involving technology vendors, health care and medical organizations, an international cruise line, as well as other domestic, foreign, and international companies in their general commercial contract and business litigation. His experience includes trials in Massachusetts and Connecticut, where he is admitted in both the state and federal courts. He has also won arbitrations for clients including complex issues between medical entities, mediated a successful resolution of a real estate matter for a rapidly expanding and well-known national company, and settled two class action claims at very low cost for clients who had significant potential statutory exposure.
Franchise and Distributorship Litigation
Bill represents companies in franchise and distributorship disputes, including lawsuits, contract negotiations and disupte resolutions. The United States District Court of Massachusetts's decision in C.N. Wood Company, Inc. v. Labrie Environmental Group, Case No. 1:12-cv-11778 (D. Mass. 2013) is an example of a decisive ruling for our client. The ruling confirmed that as a manufacturer, our client was not liable to the plaintiff, who asserted claims under Massachusetts franchise law.
Real Estate Litigation
Bill represents clients with regard to commercial real estate disputes including leasing disputes for commercial, retail and industrial property. He has handled lease litigation and dispute resolution for national and international retailers, commercial landlords, and banking institutions. His representation in lease litigation matters includes successfully defending a large internet retailer against an overreaching landlord in an arbitration proceeding.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
Bill regularly represents veterans who are threatened with eviction and facing the possibility of homelessness. He received the firm’s 2011 Pro Bono Award for his efforts.