Will Cosmas is a zealous advocate and pragmatic litigator who finds creative, efficient ways to achieve his clients’ goals in complex business disputes across many industries including finance, banking, technology, and life sciences, among others. His experience spans business litigation and arbitration, both domestic and international; government investigations and white-collar criminal defense; and real estate matters. Will also serves as local counsel for out-of-state law firms seeking assistance in Massachusetts state or federal courts.
Representing sophisticated corporate and individual clients in complex state, federal and arbitral proceedings, Will resolves matters involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, negligence, chapter 93A violations, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other commercial claims. His real estate work involves representing corporations, individuals, and conservation entities in a variety of matters before the Land Court, Superior Court, and municipal boards, including boundary disputes, adverse possession, easements, trespass, zoning, and other issues.
Will’s advocacy extends to pro bono matters and community service. In 2014, he represented a successful petitioner for clemency from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, obtaining one of the first pardons in Massachusetts since 2002. He also volunteers his time advising Voices of Concern North Beverly, a Massachusetts community group, to ensure that a corporation effectively remediates a decades-old toxic waste spill.
Prior to joining Laredo & Smith, Will ran his own private practice, Cosmas Law LLC, representing individuals and corporations in sophisticated business disputes and real estate litigation. Previously, Will was a partner at a leading Boston litigation boutique, representing individuals and corporations facing significant civil liability through litigation and arbitration in state, federal, and international forums.