William P. McInerney 

Partner – New York
T.+1 212 504 6118
200 Liberty Street
New York , NY 10281 V-CARD

William McInerney, Chair of Cadwalader’s Finance Group and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, focuses on real estate finance, mortgage banking and debt restructurings. His clients include financial institutions and other investors in real estate and related transactions. Bill advises lenders and investors in all aspects of secured financings and has a particular expertise in the sale of performing and non-performing commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans in the secondary market. He often counsels clients in restructuring problem loans and on servicing issues that arise in securitized debt.

Bill is consistently named a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Real Estate Finance by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is recognized annually by Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers as a leading real estate practitioner.

Bill co-authored “From Bankruptcy-Remote to Risk-Remote: Reframing the Single-Purpose Entity in the CMBS Finance” published in the New York Law Journal on August 23, 2010, as well as “Use of Mezzanine Debt in Commercial Mortgage Loans,” published in the New York Law Journal on September 20, 2004.

He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and earned his B.A. from The Catholic University of America (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). He is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey, and in the District of Columbia.

Transactions in which he has represented clients include:

  • $1.3 billion financing for the purchase of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas
  • $2.0 billion refinancing of the Motel 6 hotel chain
  • $1.8 billion financing for the purchase of the Royal Hawaiian, Sheridan Waikiki and Westin Moana Surfrider
  • $3.2 billion financing for the purchase of the Extended Stay hotel chain
  • Purchase of $1 billion in commercial mortgage loans from Anglo Irish Bank
  • $650 million single asset securitization on a state-of-the-art "green" building at One Bryant Park, New York City
  • $155 million financing of the Renaissance Hotel and Casino in Aruba
  • $1.2 billion financing used for the acquisition of the Lord & Taylor department store chain
  • $22 billion financing used to assist the "going private" transaction for Hilton Hotels
  • $563 million financing in connection with the purchase of the original World Trade Center complex in the summer of 2001


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William P. McInerney 


  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • Fordham University, School of Law
    J.D., 1984
  • Catholic University of America
    B.A., 1977

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