J. William Pierce, Jr.

J. William Pierce, Jr.

Glankler Brown, PLLC

Recognized since 2007

Memphis, Tennessee

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Securitization and Structured Finance Law
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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


  • 6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400
    Memphis, TN 38119


  • Mercer University , J.D., graduated 1982
  • Washington and Lee University , BA, graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia


  • Emmanuel Episcopal Center - Board Member
  • Georgia Bar Association - Member
  • Memphis Bar Association - Member
  • Planting Faith Ministries - Chairman of the Board
  • Tennessee Bar Association - Member

Glankler Brown, PLLC
Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee

31 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

7 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Real Estate Law, Memphis (2020)
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Memphis (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Commercial
  • Contract
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Industrial
  • Lending
  • Office Buildings
  • Real Property Law
  • Residential and Commercial Mortgages
  • Shopping Center Transactions
  • Tax Certiorari
  • Title Matters
  • Transactions


  • The Best Lawyers In America, securitization & structured finance law, real estate law

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