William McInerney is Co-Chair of Cadwalader’s Finance Practice and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Bill’s clients include major financial institutions and other investors in real estate and related transactions. Bill has worked on many of the largest real estate acquisitions and financings in the United States over the past 25 years. He has a particular expertise in commercial mortgage and mezzanine loan organizations and in the sale of performing and non-performing loans in the secondary market.
Bill is consistently named a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Real Estate Finance by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He also is annually recognized by Legal 500 U.S. and Best Lawyers in America 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.
Bill is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic University of America. He is also a trustee and the treasurer for the Center for Hope and Safety, a not-for-profit domestic violence shelter and assistance agency in Rochelle Park, New Jersey. His pro bono activities include representing veterans in their claims before the Veterans Administration.
Bill 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.