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 originations and single borrower securitizations.

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 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:

  • $1.035 billion financing for the purchase of the LaQuinta hotel chain and its 316 properties.
  • $1.12 billion combined financing of the Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii and the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
  • $1.55 billion financing of the Caesars Las Vegas Casino and Hotel post-bankruptcy.
  • $1.7 billion financing for the purchase of 245 Park Avenue, New York, New York.
  • $1.3 billion financing for the purchase of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and subsequent $1.55 billion refinancing.
  • $1.3 billion financing for the purchase of the Motel 6 hotel chain and its 1,100 properties and multiple refinancings totaling $4.3 billion.
  • $1.075 billion financing for the purchase of Great Wolf Resorts, the largest operator of indoor waterpark resorts in North America.
  • $3.2 billion financing for the purchase of the Extended Stay hotel chain and its 664 properties.
  • 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.
  • $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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