William H. Dillon

William H. Dillon

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William H. Dillon



Bill Dillon is a real estate attorney who counsels real estate developers, investors and institutions on the acquisition, permitting, development, financing and leasing of properties throughout the United States. He also helps developers utilize various state and federal incentives for housing and economic development, such as New Markets Tax Credits, I-Cubed bonds and EB-5 financing.

Bill’s clients are primarily involved in the retail, office, multifamily, affordable housing, and education industries. His clients acquire, develop and finance mixed-use projects, economic development projects, and urban and suburban retail facilities.

He also counsels several colleges and universities on their real estate development and leasing matters, and routinely works with foreign investors looking to invest in United States real estate.

Bill is Co-Chair of the firm's Real Estate Group. He also served as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Retail, Restaurant & Consumer industry group. Bill is a founding member of the firm's retail blog, the Retail Law Advisor.


  • Best Lawyers in America® (2005-2019): Real Estate
  • Chambers USA, "America’s Leading Business Lawyers," 2007-2012


  • Project Place, a nonprofit agency serving homeless men and women in Boston, Board of Directors
  • Social Capital, Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement, Board of Directors
  • Greater Boston Legal Services, Board of Directors
  • Urban Land Institute, Boston Market Council


  • Massachusetts
  • Hawaii


  • Harvard College  (B.A., magna cum laude, 1991)
  • University of Virginia School of Law  (J.D., 1995)