William  Scherer

William Scherer

Partner

New York
+1 212 981 2319
Emailwscherer@wilkauslander.com
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Bill has an active practice representing national and regional retailers, shopping center developers, and real estate investors. He divides his practice among specialized real estate litigation issues, real estate development, and retail leasing, and acts as “de facto” outside general real estate counsel for many clients.

Overview

Bill has an active practice representing national and regional retailers, shopping center developers, and real estate investors. He divides his practice among specialized real estate litigation issues, real estate development, and retail leasing, and acts as “de facto” outside general real estate counsel for many clients.

Representative Matters

  • Established leading precedent in the New York Court of Appeals for important rule of contract interpretation.
  • Obtained reinstatement of a complaint by the U.S. Court of Appeals of a RICO claim arising from misrepresentations regarding the environmental condition of development property.
  • Established the only New York appellate precedent requiring a major American retailer to depart from company-wide insurance program and provide first-dollar coverage for both liability and property damage claims.
  • Obtained negotiated settlements in favor of owners that avoided refusals by various bankruptcy courts to approve lease assignments from bankrupt major retailers.
  • Developed the strategy and prosecuted litigation that resulted in a major American retailer being able to open a store directly adjacent to a competitor’s store and use the competitor’s parking located on adjacent property.
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Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., 1974

New York University Law Review (Articles Editor)

Trinity College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1970

Bar/Court Admissions

New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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