William P. McInerney 

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

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.

Representative transactions include:

  • $1.55 billion financing of the Caesars Las Vegas Casino and Hotel post-bankruptcy.
  • $1.3 billion financing for the purchase of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and subsequent $1.55 billion refinancing.
  • $1.7 billion financing for the purchase of 245 Park Avenue, New York, New York.
  • $1.3 billion financing for the purchase of the Motel 6 hotel chain and multiple refinancings totaling $4.3 billion.
  • $1.8 billion financing for the purchase of the Royal Hawaiian, Sheridan Waikiki and Westin Moana Surfrider in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • $3.2 billion financing for the purchase of the Extended Stay hotel chain.
  • Purchase of $1 billion in U.S. 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 for the acquisition of the Lord & Taylor department store chain.
  • $22 billion financing to accomplish the "going private" transaction for Hilton Hotels in 2007.
  • $563 million financing for the private purchase of the original World Trade Center complex in the summer of 2001 and the subsequent resolution of this debt post 9/11.


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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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