Clients rely on William’s experience and astute business judgment for top-notch strategic advice on a vast array of real estate transactions.
William is a partner in the Toronto office and National Practice Group Leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Real Property & Planning Group. His practice encompasses all aspects of real property transactions, including secured lending, commercial leasing and the purchase, sale, financing and development of hotels, shopping centres, residential apartment buildings and condominiums.
A seasoned leader, William has a wide range of experience in real estate, including structured finance, mortgage bond finance and securitization transactions involving commercial mortgage-backed securities (“CMBS”). He has assisted institutional lending clients in establishing their CMBS programs, including the creation of their standard security documentation for use in commercial loan origination for loans intended to be securitized in the public marketplace, as well as in originating such loans. In addition, he has guided institutional lending clients through the regulatory requirements for doing commercial mortgage lending in Canada.
Benefitting from a large Real Property & Planning Group in offices across Canada, William connects clients with the best teams within the firm to address their issues. He also provides real estate support to the firm’s Municipal Planning and Power groups.
William received his LLB from Queen’s Law School in 1982.