Hill Ward Henderson is pleased to announce the election of two new shareholders: Matthew F. Hall and Zachary W. Watt. This election now brings the firm’s number of shareholders to 66, of 100 attorneys.
Hall is a member of the firm's Litigation group. His practice primarily focuses on complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, management-side employment matters and federal court practice. The diversity of Hall’s practice is reflected in the diversity of the clients he represents: from Fortune 100 companies to large insurance companies to small and up-and-coming businesses to individuals. Hall has worked to obtain six-figure recoveries on behalf of his clients in breach of contract actions and successfully defended other clients from multi-million dollar claims of negligence. With his prior experience as a law clerk with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Hall also assists the firm’s appellate practice group with high-profile federal court appeals. He received his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his B.A. cum laude from University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Matthew is also a veteran of the U.S. Army and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Watt is a member of the firm's Corporate and Tax group. He advises clients on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including commercial lending, securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Watt has represented financial institutions and borrowers in numerous commercial lending transactions, including secured and unsecured revolving credit and term loan facilities, syndicated facilities, asset-based financings, acquisition financings, tax-exempt bond financings, and letter of credit issuances. He also represents companies in public offerings and private placements, preparation and review of SEC filings, other securities law compliance, and general governance matters. Watt received his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and B.A. from West Virginia University.