Michele E. Williams: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Michele E. Williams


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS)
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • and Environmental
University Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., magna cum laude
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
Admitted1990, District of Columbia; 2004, New York; 2005, Maryland; United States Supreme Court

Ms. Williams is a partner in the Real Estate, Finance and Corporate & Securities Practice Groups in the firm's Washington, D.C. and New York offices.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Williams focuses her practice in real estate, project and corporate finance both in the U.S. and internationally. Ms. Williams represents U.S. real estate funds in connection with their fund formation, funding, and investment activities. She also represents U.S. real estate investors and lenders in all aspects of the acquisition, financing, and leasing of commercial properties domestically and abroad. Recently, Ms. Williams has been involved in a wide variety of international project financings as counsel to one of the world's largest global financial institutions.

Throughout her career, Ms. Williams has been responsible for the structuring, negotiation and execution of highly structured corporate financings involving public and private debt and equity offerings, minority equity investments, private equity investments, partnerships and joint ventures. She has also represented multinational corporations, financial institutions, institutional investors and private investors in merger and acquisition financings, leveraged recapitalizations, mezzanine financings and senior bank financings.

Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Williams was a banker with Irving Trust Company, New York; Riggs National Bank, where she was an assistant vice president in the commercial banking group; and Bank of America, where she was a vice president in the corporate group.


•Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2012-2014

•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2012-2014 (Also at New York, New York Office)

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Office Information

Michele E. Williams

Eleventh Floor East, 1300 I Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20005-3314


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