William P. McInerney

Phone212 504 6118

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Practice Areas

  • Construction Finance
  • Corporate
  • Joint Ventures
  • Loan Sales
  • Management & Leasing
  • Mezzanine Finance
  • Mortgage Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Acquisitions & Dispositions
  • Real Estate Workouts & Restructurings
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 504 6118
Fax: 212 504 6666
University Catholic University of America, B.A., 1977
Law SchoolFordham University, School of Law, J.D., 1984
Admitted1985, New York; 1986, District of Columbia; 1987, New Jersey

William McInerney, Co-Chair of Cadwalader's Corporate Finance Group, 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, with a particular focus on 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. The Legal 500 also annually recognizes Bill as a leading real estate/capital markets 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 was a recent faculty member for a PLI seminar on "Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2013."

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.


• $3.2 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing for a national hotel chain

• Purchase of $1 billion in commercial mortgage loans from an institutional seller

• $650 million single asset securitization on a state-of-the-art "green" building

• $1.2 billion financing used for the acquisition of the Lord & Taylor department store chain

• $22 billion financing used to assist the "going private" transaction for Hilton Hotels

• $563 million financing in connection with the purchase of the World Trade Center complex in the summer of 2001 and the subsequent insurance litigation

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William P. McInerney

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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