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William G. Murray Jr.

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

William G. Murray Jr.
Partner, Real Estate
Bill Murray, a San Francisco real estate partner, focuses his practice on negotiating and documenting acquisitions and financing transactions, including substantial work for pension fund advisors, construction and long-term lending, ground leasing, sale-leaseback financing, synthetic leases, and development transactions. He has been responsible for the leasing of numerous large retail, office, hotel and resort, and industrial complexes and has been extensively involved in the workout of troubled financing transactions.

Mr. Murray’s experience includes representing numerous buyers, sellers, and developers of real property, including pension funds, individual developers, domestic institutions, and foreign investors. He has been active in numerous projects involving securitization of real estate assets, real estate investment trusts, public market financing of real estate companies, and pension fund investment in real estate. Mr. Murray also has considerable expertise with large-scale land development projects including representing lenders and developers in numerous golf course and resort projects.

A significant portion of Mr. Murray’s practice is devoted to representing pension funds and other tax-exempt entities and the advisors to such funds and entities. This work involves traditional buying and selling for such entities, negotiating and drafting coinvestment vehicles, as well as negotiating and drafting agreements for the creation of investment funds.

Mr. Murray is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Lambda Alpha National Land Economics Society and the Pension Real Estate Association. He is the former chair of the Financing Subsection to the Real Estate Section of the State Bar of California.

Mr. Murray is the author of over thirty articles and papers on various aspects of real estate transactions. Before joining Orrick, Mr. Murray was a partner in the Real Estate Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Negotiating and documenting financing transactions, representing pension funds, large-scale land development projects

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall, 1975
B.A., Utah State University, 1972


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