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William D. Hull

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Attorney William D. (Bill) Hull has been practicing law since 1979. He was a partner with Jeffrey Coleman for 22 years at the former Coleman, Hull & Van Vliet.

In 2013 Mr. Hull founded Hull ADR Services, LLC, focusing on mediation and arbitration of commercial, corporation, construction and employment disputes.

Since 1985, he has served on the American Arbitration Association Arbitration Panel and since 1995 has served on the Minnesota Supreme Court Panel of Qualified Neutrals for both Mediation and Arbitration.

He has litigated and arbitrated complex commercial, construction and employment cases in federal and state court and before arbitration panels across the United States.

Areas of focus include:

  • Contract review, negotiation, and preparation
  • Business advice
    • Shareholder disputes, business valuation issues, and mergers and acquisitions
    • Leases, real estate purchase and financing
    • Employment agreements
  • Risk management for construction professionals
  • Construction litigation

His experience in litigation and arbitration includes:

  • Professional liability
  • Claims for delays
  • Disruption and losses of efficiency
  • Breaches of contracts for performance
  • Scope of work and payment
  • Complex multiparty insurance coverage issues
  • Construction defects

Associations

Hull has been a member or board member of professional organizations including:

  • Associated General Contractors of Minnesota
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Minnesota Concrete & Masonry Contractors Association
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Parks

Since 1998, he has been frequently selected by Thomson Reuters for the Minnesota Super Lawyers list and was named one of the “Top 40 Mediators” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine. He has achieved the highest ranking (AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated) by Martindale-Hubbell.

Education

  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • J.D., cum laude, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Client Comments

The value Jeff brings to the table is the fact that he understands the engineering side of things. He has so much expertise in concrete and structures as an engineer, but also has legal expertise as a… Read More
– Bob Thompson, Principal , Savko

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