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.