J. William Pierce , Jr. - Glankler Brown, PLLC

J. William Pierce , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

J. William Pierce, Jr. is a Member of the firm and is in the Real Estate, Secured Lending and Banking Practice Group. Mr. Pierce concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, secured lending, and other business transactions.
In the area of commercial real estate, Mr. Pierce represents developers of office buildings, shopping centers, warehouse properties and all other types of real estate. He is experienced in the leasing of real estate, including the representation of both landlords and tenants. In addition, Mr. Pierce is very active in the representation of commercial lenders involving real estate transactions and other secured and unsecured credit facilities.

He is an approved attorney for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Chicago Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company.


  • Represented multiple lenders in multiple credit facilities in an aggregate amount in excess of $50,000,000.00 to a cell tower developer throughout the United States
  • Have represented Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. in connection with its real estate and other acquisitions for a period of twenty (20) years plus
  • Represented multinational corporations in an asset and stock sale transaction
  • Frequently represent lenders in large construction loan facilities and other secured transactions Represented lenders in commercial real estate workouts and restructuring transactions

Washington and Lee UniversityBA 1979Mercer UniversityJ.D. 1982
Tennessee Bar AssociationGeorgia Bar AssociationMemphis Bar AssociationEmmanuel Episcopal CenterPlanting Faith Ministries

Office Location

6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38119
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Securitization and Structured Finance Law of the Memphis Metro Area
J. William Pierce, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law (Commercial, Contract, Development, Finance, Industrial, Office Buildings, Real Property Law, Shopping Center Transactions, Tax Certiorari, Title Matters, Transactions)
Securitization and Structured Finance Law (Lending, Residential and Commercial Mortgages, Transactions)