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William P. Lalor

William P. Lalor

Owner at Lalor Attorneys
  • Business Law, Insurance Claims, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York
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In more than nineteen years of law practice based in New York and Connecticut, Bill Lalor has represented a diverse group of individual and commercial clients in an array of litigated and other matters involving business disputes, complex insurance coverage (including coverage-in-place agreements, structured settlements, and other coverage issues), employment disputes and negotiations, probate and estate matters, education, real estate, small business planning, personal injury, toxic torts and mass torts, regulatory matters, education law and other subject areas.

Bill has litigated cases involving high-profile clients and adversaries in federal, state and specialized courts throughout the United States, including “CNA” insurers and the Lloyd’s of London insurance market. He has also served as National Coordinating Counsel for a number of clients including Alcoa Inc., Arkema, and a unit of BP Chemicals. Bill is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts and is a member of all U.S. District Courts in New York and Connecticut.

Bill was previously a partner with a midtown Manhattan law firm and worked in the corporate law department at CNA. He has also worked in tax and advisory practices with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP and has been Campaign Manager and counsel for a U.S. House of Representatives campaign.

Bill earned his Juris Doctor at The Pennsylvania State University in 1999, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting (1996).  He was Editor-in-Chief of the environmental law review, and his writing has appeared in The New York Law Journal, Forbes, Risk Management Magazine, The Washington Examiner, The Hartford Courant, The L Magazine, and The Stamford Advocate, among others and he has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal. 

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Entertainment & Sports Law
Environmental Law
Elder Law
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Education Law
Personal Injury
Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Insurance Defense
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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  • English
Professional Experience
Senior Litigation Attorney
Elenius Frost & Walsh
Senior Litigation Attorney in CNA's Corporate Law Department handling coverage and corporate matters.
Associate and Partner
Mendes & Mount, LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
The Pennsylvania State University School of Law
Activities: Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Law Review
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Dickinson Journal of Environmental Law & Policy
Professional Associations
Connecticut State Bar
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 3039146
- Current
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Massachusetts Bar
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Cornavirus: What Entertainment Businesses Can Do
Forbes Magazine
Websites & Blogs
Lalor Attorneys - Insights
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. Where do I even start with a bad faith claim against my car insurance company?
A: Bad faith law is governed by state law. Depending on your jurisdiction there may be avenues to pursue through the state or ultimately through litigation. Many insurance lawyers will speak with you at no cost to give you some idea of your options and avenues to pursue.
Q. I recently started a job with a company, but found out that they are thinking of shutting down.
A: If you are an at-will employee and there is no employment or labor contract, your employer can terminate your employment for almost any reason. There are exceptions if the termination is discriminatory or you are otherwise somehow protected, but at-will status is the general rule in NY.
Q. If I create IP not specified in my contract, do I own it?
A: All depends on what your contract says, the nature of your creation, and other circumstances not clear from your question. So the short answer is, "it depends."
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Contact & Map
Law Offices of William P. Lalor, Esq.
2 Greenwich Office Park
Wilton, CT 06831
Toll-Free: (646) 818-9870
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Wilton, Connecticut Office
23 Hubbard Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Telephone: (646) 818-9870
New York City Office
30 Wall Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: (646) 818-9870