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William M. SeuchWilliam M. Seuch

(617) 574-4041
wseuch@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7637
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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Seuch, William M

 

Education
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1990

University of Connecticut, B.A., 1987, cum laude
Admissions
Massachusetts

District of Columbia

Overview

Environmental issues associated with real estate transactions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, financings and urban/industrial redevelopment are at the center of Bill Seuch's practice.  A substantial part of his practice involves helping developers, buyers, sellers, tenants and lenders understand, anticipate and manage Brownfields issues. He also represents clients in cost recovery actions and advises clients on a variety of environmental compliance and permitting issues.  In Chambers USA, Bill is called "unstoppable" and is praised for his "vast substantive knowledge, creativity, excellent judgment and sophisticated and practical understanding of the area." Bill is a Director with the firm.

Representative Experience

  • National representation of leading multifamily housing developers in connection with environmental due diligence, the acquisition, development and sale of contaminated parcels, regulatory compliance, environmental risk management (including vapor intrusion issues), and environmental insurance issues (policy placement and claims).
  • Representation of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in connection with various environmental issues, including the redevelopment of previously contaminated properties, environmental insurance, and issues associated with contaminated building materials.
  • Representation of Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in connection with various environmental issues, including environmental due diligence, drafting complex purchase and sale agreements and ground leases, environmental risk management, air emissions issues, and pharmaceutical waste issues.
  • National representation of Beacon Capital Partners in connection with environmental due diligence and environmental issues arising in connection with property management and redevelopment.
  • Representation of the Boston Redevelopment Authority in connection with the new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center project, the former Modern Electroplating site, and the acquisition of a former waterfront oil terminal, including environmental due diligence, cost recovery negotiations/litigation, Massachusetts Contingency Plan (“MCP”) regulatory guidance (e.g. securing “Special Project Status”) and environmental risk management work.
  • Ongoing representation of Boston Properties in connection with the purchase and subsequent commercial redevelopment of previously contaminated properties, including a former petroleum distribution facility, and a former asphalt batching plant (e.g., consultant management, MCP regulatory guidance, advice regarding lender requirements and environmental insurance).
  • Representing a seller in connection with the sale of a manufacturing facility, including contractual risk allocation and the implementation of an Activity and Use Limitation (i.e., an environmental deed restriction).
  • Representation of plaintiffs in environmental cost recovery actions.
  • Advising a lender in connection with a $30 Million revolving credit facility secured by several large aluminum manufacturing plants.
  • Ongoing representation of a buyer in connection with the purchase of several parcels associated with the Industri-Plex Superfund site, including negotiations with MADEP, USEPA and the U.S. Department of Justice regarding Prospective Purchaser Agreements and environmental deed restrictions.
  • Representing building owners, including a former owner of Ruggles Center, in connection with indoor air quality issues.
  • Representing an owner in connection with the construction of retail complexes on top of a landfill, including advice regarding “closure requirements,” lender requirements and potential environmental liabilities.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Pro Bono environmental work for a number of non-profit and affordable housing groups
  • Newton Youth Sports - coaching YMCA Basketball, NAA Basketball and Newton Youth Soccer (travel and intramural)
Awards and Recognition
  • "America’s Leading Business Lawyers," Chambers USA 2006-2015
  • Practical Law Company Guide for Environmental Lawyers, 2011
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006 - 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2017
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
num: 25
publicationsArticles: "Changing Standards Alter Environmental Site Assessment Requirements," Banker & Tradesman
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Leading Practice Areas:  19 individual attorneys receive recognition
clientAdvisories: Are You Getting All of Your Brownfields Tax Credits?
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Leading Practice Areas: 22 individual attorneys receive recognition
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named in 2010 Best Lawyers®
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Leading Practice Areas
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2011 Edition of Best Lawyers
clientAdvisories: Are You Getting All of Your Brownfields Tax Credits?
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
pressReleases: 36 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers ®
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nets 33 Lawyers, 7 Practice Areas in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings
clientAdvisories: Are You Getting All of Your Brownfields Tax Credits?
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
publicationsArticles: "Manulife Spends $618M On Gateway City Office Assets," Law360
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Expands Practice Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs’ Richard Zielinski Named 2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law and Michael Robinson Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate
pressReleases: 2015 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Nine Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 31 Leading Individual Lawyers
pressReleases: Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
pressReleases: 50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
pressReleases: UPDATE: 2016 Chambers USA and New High Net Worth Guides Recognize Ten Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 34 Leading Individual Lawyers
pressReleases: Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
pressReleases: 45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
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October 2016
45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
August 2016
Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
June 2016
UPDATE: 2016 Chambers USA and New High Net Worth Guides Recognize Ten Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 34 Leading Individual Lawyers
October 2015
50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
August 2015
Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
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