William J. Delaney, Esq.
William J. Delaney, Esq. is a commercial lawyer, practicing primarily in Rhode Island. He has had significant experience for over thirty (30) years in practically every area of commercial law, with a great amount of experience in drafting documents for loans as well as workouts. He is Counsel to the Boston-based law firm of Cohn & Dussi LLC, in charge of the firm’s Providence, RI office.
Bill has extensive experience in drafting commercial loan documents as well as enforcing them over the years in state and federal courts. He has also served as a mediator and arbitrator in several state and federal proceedings.
Bill holds an AB from the University of Notre Dame, his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his JD from Albany Law School of Union University and an LLM in American Banking Law from Boston University Law School. He is a Past President of the Rhode Island Bar Association and has been a long-time member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is admitted to practice in seven states and regularly practices in each in the areas of commercial/bankruptcy/insolvency law. He was a recipient of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico and Continuing Service Awards.
Bill has been honored to serve over the past two decades at Suffolk University Law School, Western New England School of Law and Roger Williams University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law lecturing on Sales, Commercial Paper/Payment Systems, Secured Transactions, Banking Law, Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate Leasing, Banking Law and two drafting courses he created, Commercial Loan Documentation-Drafting and Commercial Loan Documentation-Workouts. He also teaches at New England Law-Boston and serves as a lecturer for CLE State Bar programs on regional and national forums.