William H. Hill, Jr. (“Bill”) has been practicing law for more than 35 years and has extensive experience in immigration matters, as well as foreign, legal, and business related matters. Although his main area of expertise is in immigration and international matters, Bill also has extensive knowledge of domestic corporate and business law. He also practices in probate matters as well as wills, trusts, estates, and real estate.
Bill graduated from the Bates College of Law at the University of Houston in 1973. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973 and the Florida Bar in 1974. He is a founding member of the International Section of the Florida Bar, and served as its Chairman from 1992 to 1993. He has been a member of the International Section’s Executive Council since its inception in 1983 and the previous International Law Committee since 1974. He is a graduate of the American Graduate School of International Management where he studied Portuguese, international business, finance, and Latin American cultural studies.
Before entering private practice, Bill served for six years as an attorney with Texaco Latin America/West Africa Division, where he was responsible for reorganizing the company’s subsidiaries in addition to other corporate, contract, labor, production and refining operations, and with Occidental Petroleum Company in Peru, where he was responsible as Contracts Administrator for exploration/production operations.
Bill is a long-time resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, having first moved there in 1941, and later returning in 1954. In that time he has distinguished himself as an integral part of the Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville communities. He is a charter member of the Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary Club, and served as District Governor of District 6970 from 1997 to 1998. Through his association with the Rotary Club, Bill has been involved in numerous civic projects and charitable works.
Bill is fluent in Spanish, and speaks Italian, French, and Portuguese.