William focuses his practice on commercial real estate development. His practice includes the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of office, retail, and other commercial properties. He also assists businesses with commercial leases and non-real estate clients with real estate aspects of acquisition transactions.
William is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), a distinction he earned through the Green Building Certification Institute. As a LEED-AP, he has demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles as well as the LEED Rating System.
Represented developers in connection with the acquisition, financing, development, leasing, and sale of retail "power centers" and single tenant retail facilities.
Represented business tenants in negotiation of office and warehouse leases.
Served as local counsel to out-of-state institutional investors in connection with the acquisition and financing of retail and office complexes in the Charlotte, N.C., area.
Represented business tenant regarding a substantial office lease involving over 200,000 square feet of space.
Represented developer in connection with all aspects of the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and sale of free-standing retail facilities in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Represented financial institutions in the disposition of owned real property.
Board of Directors, KinderMourn, Inc., 2011-Present
Brain Tumor Advisory Board, Duke University Medical Center, 1996-present; Chair, 2002
Race Director, Hopebuilders 5K Walk/Run, 1996-2004
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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2016, 2018-2022
Selected for inclusion into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2020, 2021
Named to "40 Under 40," Charlotte Business Journal, 2001
McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 19, 2021
192 McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 26, 2020
192 McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 15, 2019