William R. Moriarty devotes a significant part of his practice to commercial transactions, commercial lending, and real estate transactions for small and mid-sized businesses, and real estate and construction litigation in state court, arbitration, and federal bankruptcy court. He has litigated cases involving earnest money disputes in failed real estate sales agreements, mortgage foreclosure, lender’s rights, mechanic’s lien perfection and foreclosure, lien priority disputes, adverse possession, breach of real estate contracts, lease disputes, ejectment, appeals from planning and zoning decisions, and similar matters in Massachusetts and New York. Mr. Moriarty has been on the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial and Construction panel for over 20 years.
Mr. Moriarty has extensive bankruptcy experience representing secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, and commercial debtors. His practice has included workouts of distressed manufacturing, construction, and retail companies. Prior to coming to Massachusetts, Mr. Moriarty was associated with Bond, Schoeneck & King, Syracuse, New York, handling commercial real estate matters, including real-estate based commercial lending, title examination, zoning and planning, and construction law. Mr. Moriarty has particular knowledge of the Massachusetts and New York mechanic’s lien laws.
Mr. Moriarty has lectured for National Business Institute and the New York State Bar Association and is the former editor of the New York State Bar Association Construction and Surety Newsletter.