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William D. McCracken

T: (212) 239-2000 Ext. 540
F: (212) 239-7277

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William D. McCracken is a seasoned and successful commercial litigator and a leading adviser to condominiums and cooperatives, sponsors, developers, managing agents, and real estate owners.

Mr. McCracken’s litigation practice concentrates on commercial disputes and arbitrations involving contracts, partnership disputes and dissolutions, employment and discrimination matters, securities fraud, foreclosures, and real estate. He negotiates, drafts, and enforces settlements of complex commercial disputes.

Mr. McCracken represents co-ops and condominiums in all aspects of their operations, including corporate governance issues, construction contracts, license agreements, and litigations.  He strives to avoid or mitigate potential legal exposure, sets clear expectations, and directs clients toward the most effective, cost-efficient means to achieve their objectives.

Mr. McCracken is an authority on the compliance issues arising from New York City’s Local Law 97 and other climate-related initiatives.

As a recognized leader in his field, Mr. McCracken speaks and publishes extensively on topics and matters relating to co-op and condominium governance issues, climate change, legal ethics and professional responsibility.


New York University School of Law, J.D.
Editor, Environmental Law Journal
Sive, Paget & Riesel Award for Outstanding Editor

Baylor University, B.A., with honors


Mr. McCracken is admitted to practice in New York. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


Mr. McCracken is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar’s Real Property Section, and the Co-Chair of the Section’s Climate Change Committee.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and previously served as a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Professional and Judicial Ethics Committee.

Representative Matters

  • Represented plaintiffs in complex multi-jurisdictional litigation involving oppression of minority shareholders.
  • Represented cooperatives and condominiums in litigations involving terminations for objectionable conduct, disputes with the City of New York, and shareholder rights.
  • Represented community group in successfully securing landmarks designation before the Landmarks Preservation Committee.
  • Represented condominiums and property owners in disputes with nightclubs.
  • Represented public companies in defense of securities fraud claims of former investors.
  • Represented real estate developers in foreclosure proceedings and arbitrations.
  • Represented employers and employees in breach of non-compete, raiding cases, and forfeiture-for-competition cases.
  • Represented clients in litigating complex employment disputes involving, among other things, executive compensation and discrimination claims.
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