William I. Eskridge

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Mr. Eskridge joined the firm in 1997, and he currently serves as president of the firm. He is a member of the real estate department, and his practice encompasses a wide range of real estate law, including commercial real estate, real estate development, financial and title. After graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1995, he practiced law with a Birmingham firm in addition to developing real estate.

Mr. Eskridge has represented lenders, developers, and syndicators in numerous affordable housing, historic redevelopment and market rate projects, with emphasis on tax credit projects. He routinely handles various real estate transactions, developments and leasing, including shopping centers, apartments, office buildings, condominiums, residential properties, agricultural properties, warehouse properties, timberland and recreational properties.

Practice Highlights

Represented developers in connection with acquisition, development and leasing of retail shopping centers

Represented developers in connection with acquisition, development and leasing of offices

Represented developers in connection with acquisition, development and leasing of apartments

Represented tax credit syndicator in acquisition of membership interest and limited partnership
interest with historical tax credits and low income housing tax credits

Represented bank in sale of multimillion-dollar loan and restructuring of various multimillion-dollar loans

Represented developers in acquisition and development of single family traditional neighborhood and suburban neighborhoods

Negotiated retail leases with national tenants on behalf of clients

Honors and Awards

Mr. Eskridge is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 for Real Estate Law. Also, in 2017, he was named Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for Montgomery, Alabama by The Best Lawyers in America®.

Presentations

Often called upon to speak at seminars and client meetings

Address at recent real estate developers conference regarding “the closing process”

Community Involvement

Mr. Eskridge is a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Montgomery, where he previously served as a member of the Vestry, Junior Warden, and Senior Warden. He is also a past board member of the Central Alabama Chapter of the Red Cross and the Montgomery Humane Society.

Mr. Eskridge joined the firm in 1997, and he currently serves as president of the firm. He is a member of the real estate department, and his practice encompasses a wide range of real estate law, including commercial real estate, real estate development, financial and title. After graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1995, he practiced law with a Birmingham firm in addition to developing real estate.

Mr. Eskridge has represented lenders, developers, and syndicators in numerous affordable housing, historic redevelopment and market rate projects, with emphasis on tax credit projects. He routinely handles various real estate transactions, developments and leasing, including shopping centers, apartments, office buildings, condominiums, residential properties, agricultural properties, warehouse properties, timberland and recreational properties.

Practice Highlights

Represented developers in connection with acquisition, development and leasing of retail shopping centers

Represented developers in connection with acquisition, development and leasing of offices

Represented developers in connection with acquisition, development and leasing of apartments

Represented tax credit syndicator in acquisition of membership interest and limited partnership
interest with historical tax credits and low income housing tax credits

Represented bank in sale of multimillion-dollar loan and restructuring of various multimillion-dollar loans

Represented developers in acquisition and development of single family traditional neighborhood and suburban neighborhoods

Negotiated retail leases with national tenants on behalf of clients

Honors and Awards

Mr. Eskridge is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 for Real Estate Law. Also, in 2017, he was named Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for Montgomery, Alabama by The Best Lawyers in America®.

Presentations

Often called upon to speak at seminars and client meetings

Address at recent real estate developers conference regarding “the closing process”

Community Involvement

Mr. Eskridge is a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Montgomery, where he previously served as a member of the Vestry, Junior Warden, and Senior Warden. He is also a past board member of the Central Alabama Chapter of the Red Cross and the Montgomery Humane Society.

  • B.S., University of Alabama (Corporate Finance and Investment Management - Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society), 1991
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1995
  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar