Accountant William Bogaert

William T. Bogaert

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Licensed for 28 years, ID: 00000
02108, Massachusetts [MA], Boston
Practice areas
Tax Attorney - TA
Contact

02108, Massachusetts, MA, Boston

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(617) 422-5391 william.bogaert@wilsonelser.com

About William

William has 30 years of experience as a litigator, during which time he has represented lawyers, non-medical professionals, insurers and others in litigation throughout New England. William has successfully defended lawyers and law firms in complex legal malpractice cases and disciplinary proceedings. He has also represented insurance agents and brokers in litigation, and registered representatives and life insurance agents and broker dealers in arbitrations and in litigation arising from sales practice disputes. In addition to defending claims against professionals, William advises professional malpractice insurers on matters of coverage and bad faith disputes under the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (Chapter 93A). William is often asked to serve as mediator in a variety of cases. As a trial lawyer, he brings years of experience to a practice that has concentrated in the investigation and defense of claims made against financial institution bonds and commercial crime policies, the representation of non-medical professionals and their insurers, and the representation of life and disability insurers. William is well-versed in the different forms of coverage often provided in today’s comprehensive general liability policies. He has successfully defended clients in a variety of actions related to general liability policies.

William`s national reputation as a thoughtful, thorough and practical attorney makes him unique in addressing the client base in diverse areas. The insurance community holds Bill in high regard when facing claims alleging financial institution commercial crime or fraudulent banking transactions, as well as a trusted adviser when drafting policies and instituting procedures. William frequently speaks and authors articles on Financial Institution and Crime Insurance. His articles have been cited in cases decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Sixth and Seventh circuits. He is known among the Boston legal community as a go-to person for malpractice matters and defense before disciplinary bodies. Further, William represents major insurers in life, health, disability, ERISA and non-ERISA matters.

Areas of Focus

Professional Liability
William has successfully defended lawyers and law firms in complex legal malpractice cases and in attorney disciplinary proceedings. His professional liability practice also includes the defense of accountants, real estate brokers and other miscellaneous professionals in litigation throughout Massachusetts. William has also represented insurance agents and brokers as well as registered representatives, life insurance agents and broker-dealers in arbitrations and in litigation.

Financial Institutions & Crime Insurance
William has more than 25 years of experience in the investigation and defense of claims made against financial institution bonds and commercial crime policies. He has been responsible for a number of the most important court decisions interpreting fidelity policies in Massachusetts. William is also a frequent author and speaker on issues presented by claims made against fidelity bonds, and he has assisted clients in drafting fidelity and related coverage for financial institutions and commercial entities.

Life, Health, Disability & ERISA 
William frequently consults with life, health and disability insurers regarding sales practice disputes, ERISA, class actions, agent misconduct and coverage issues. As a trial lawyer, he brings years of experience to a practice that has concentrated in the investigation and defense of claims made against financial institution bonds and commercial crime policies, the representation of non-medical professionals and their insurers, and the representation of life and disability insurers. Bill frequently consults with life, health and disability insurers regarding sales practice disputes, ERISA, class actions, agent misconduct and coverage issues.

General Liability
William is well-versed in the different forms of coverage often provided in today’s comprehensive general liability policies. He has successfully defended clients in a variety of actions related to general liability policies.

Employment
William has direct responsibility for employment cases in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies such as the MCAD and EEOC. He has served as lead counsel on behalf of a school board in a class action alleging racial discrimination in the hiring of teachers. William successfully litigated ERISA cases in New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island as well as in Massachusetts and has successfully argued on behalf of ERISA clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

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