About William

Bill has a background in banking and commercial law with a focus in the areas of real estate development (residential and commercial), banking, medical distribution, fishing interests, and charitable organizations.

Bill is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Business Administration. He earned his Law degree from Dalhousie University. He received his Queen’s Counsel appointment in 2014.

Bill is a former Director of the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation. He is a former trustee of Eastern Health Regional Integrated Health Authority (2013), and is a past director of HIROC Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada, HIROC Management Limited and Newfoundland Titles Inc..

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® Canada in the areas of Corporate Law, Banking and Finance Law (since 2014) and Real Estate Law (since 2015)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as the Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year" for 2022, 2018 and 2015 and the Corporate "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014 in St. John's
  • Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Corporate Commercial Law (2024)

Appointments & Community Involvement

  • Former Trustee of Eastern Health Regional Integrated Health Authority 
  • Former Director of Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC)
  • Former Director of Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Former NL Advisory Board Member of Teen Challenge Canada


  • B.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland (1976)
  • M.B.A., Memorial University of Newfoundland (1981)
  • LL.B., Dalhousie University (1984)

Bar Admissions

  • Newfoundland & Labrador (1985)