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William Ticknor Joins Locke Lord as Partner in Los Angeles, Growing Firm’s West Coast Real Estate and Finance Capabilities

December 2, 2020

(LOS ANGELES) December 2, 2020William Ticknor has joined Locke Lord’s Los Angeles office as a Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Practice Group, strengthening the Firm’s West Coast real estate and finance capabilities.

“Bill’s extensive finance background and history working on intricate matters for sophisticated clients make him a great fit for our team,” said Sam Stempel, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Practice Group. “His arrival reflects our commitment to growing our well-regarded real estate practice, especially in California.”

Ticknor, who joins Locke Lord from real estate firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, has significant experience in real estate acquisitions, dispositions and finance, including negotiating single and multi-asset portfolios, traditional acquisition and construction loans, refinancings, loan assumptions, defeasances and workouts. His finance work has also included syndicated, participating and securitized loans, mezzanine financings and preferred equity. For more than 20 years, Ticknor has represented real estate funds, developers, high-net-worth individuals and institutional and non-institutional investors. His experience spans single, trophy assets and multi-asset and whole-company transactions involving a wide range of properties, from commercial buildings to multi-family apartments.

“Bringing Bill’s impressive depth of knowledge to our Los Angeles office bolsters the already first-rate services we provide to our clients locally and nationwide. We are extremely proud to welcome him,” said Nina Huerta, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Los Angeles office.

“Locke Lord provides a full-service, national platform that matches the scale and level of sophistication at which my clients operate,” Ticknor said. “I look forward to collaborating with this extraordinary team to innovatively address the needs of the industry leaders we serve.”

Locke Lord provides complex legal services to clients throughout the world for the acquisition, development, permitting, construction, financing, leasing, management/operation and disposition of real estate. The Firm’s clients include corporations, major financial institutions, real estate developers, private equity, pension and other investment funds, individual investors, family offices, REITs, public agencies, educational institutions, insurance companies, health care systems, nonprofit organizations, homebuilders and contractors.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.