Admitted to the Practice of Law in 1982, Virginia.
Education: University of Richmond (B.S., 1975); George Mason University (J.D., 1982).
Publications: Co-Author: “CLE Handbook Virginia Foreclosure Practice”.
Member: Virginia State Bar and the Richmond Bar Association.
Practice Emphasis: Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Debtor’s and Creditor’s Rights, Business Law, Corporate Law, Contracts, Foreclosures, Land Use and Real Estate Finance.
Mr. Lewis, a principal shareholder of the firm, focuses his practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, and leasing of real property, and the representation of lenders and borrowers in loan transactions, including loan assumptions. Bill has particular experience in the hospitality field, having represented a large number of clients in the purchase, sale and development of hotel related properties.
He regularly provides counsel to investors, developers and other clients on the sale, financing, and acquisition of both undeveloped and improved land, from the inception of the transaction through closing. In connection with these transactions, he has dealt with issues related to seller financing, forbearance agreements, standstill agreements, rights of first refusal, purchase options, cooperative development agreements and exchanges.
Bill has significant experience representing both landlords and tenants in negotiating leases for office, retail, and industiral space, as well as ground leases. He has represented lenders and borrowers in the documentation and negotiation of real estate and construction loans, and has advised clients on loan restructuring. In addition, Bill has conducted numerous foreclosures of multi-family housing developments, commercial and residential properties, and is a co-author of Virginia Foreclosure Practice, prepared for the Virginia CLE.
Mr. Lewis is admitted to practice in all courts in Virginia and the the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.