Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Williams College, B.A.
  • History, with highest honors
  • cum laude




William Curtiss is a real estate attorney in the firm’s Detroit office. William’s practice focuses on the financing, development, construction, acquisition and disposition of a wide variety of commercial real estate properties, including hotels, office buildings, multi-family properties and retail properties. William frequently represents borrowers and lenders in the origination of mortgage and mezzanine loans, including construction loans.

  • Represents clients in acquisitions and dispositions across property types, including conducting acquisition due diligence, assisting in the formation of joint ventures and partnerships, and drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, organizational documents, franchise agreements and management and other operating agreements
  • Represents and advises landlords and tenants in retail and office lease negotiations
  • Represents borrowers and lenders in real estate financings, including drafting and negotiating term sheets, conducting legal due diligence, drafting and negotiating loan documents and managing the closing process


Prior Experience

  • Sidley Austin LLP, Associate, 2012-2019