Closing transactions effectively and efficiently is all about clearing a path forward – identifying the issues that really matter and sometimes conceding on those that don’t. I am always focused on finding ways to lead all parties and their attorneys to a successful resolution.
Primary Practice: Financial Services
Bill McElveen has a diverse real estate development and banking and finance practice, serving clients throughout the Southeast. With more than 30 years experience, Bill advises private equity firms, REITs and local real estate developers on a variety of projects including office, hotel and retail development, industrial projects, historic rehabilitation projects, brownfield developments, healthcare facilities, student housing projects, educational facilities, and condominium projects.
He also counsels clients on commercial lending matters. Bill serves as counsel to national and regional banks, life insurance companies and other institutional lenders on office and retail development projects, industrial facilities, asset-based financing, credit enhancements to support bond financing, dormitory and sports complex financing for educational institutions, and troubled debt restructuring and workouts. He also provides legal opinions on the enforceability of mortgages and related security instruments.
With a practice evenly divided between real estate development and commercial lending, Bill brings an understanding of key issues in a real estate deal from both the developer’s and the lender’s perspectives.
Bill received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1984, and he earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Carolina in 1980.