Sherry A. William

Sherry A. William


University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 2006)
Harvard Law School (J.D., 2010)

Bar Admissions

New York

Sherry William is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster and a part of the firm's Finance & Projects Group. Ms. William has experience representing developers, lenders, and investors in domestic and international project financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate financings.

Ms. William advises clients on the sale, acquisition, and financing of renewable energy projects. Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. William practiced in New York, representing financial institutions, borrowers, and government entities in domestic and cross-border project, structured, and leveraged finance transactions, including the IJ Global 2014 North American Mining and Metals Deal of the Year. Ms. William also spent a year as a law fellow at Greater Boston Legal Services representing clients in defensive and affirmative asylum claims and Violence Against Women Act and U-Visa petitions.

Ms. William is admitted to practice in California and New York, speaks fluent Arabic, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Representative Matters

  • BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary, Coachella Wind, in connection with its acquisition of a portfolio of five wind projects located in Palm Springs, CA, totaling approximately 50 MW.
  • BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC in connection with its acquisition of all rights to a 25 MW electric generating facility located in Montana.
  • BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC in connection with its acquisition of all rights to a 114 MW wind project located in California.
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of SunEdison, Inc. as special counsel on renewable energy issues.
  • EDF Renewable Energy, in connection with its global procurement of wind turbines.
  • A corporate offtaker in preparing its solar power purchase agreement template.
  • Rosneft Oil Company in connection with its bid to acquire the Global Oil Merchanting business from Morgan Stanley’s commodities division.
  • BC Partners in connection with the $4.4 billion financing of its acquisition of Springer Science+Business Media.
  • EQT Infrastructure in connection with its acquisition and $300 million leveraged financing of Westway Group, Inc., a New Orleans-based leading global provider of bulk liquid storage at port facilities in twelve US jurisdictions and abroad.
  • A U.S. government agency in connection with the financing of projects in Armenia and the Middle East.
  • AEA Investors LP in connection with its acquisition and £100 million leveraged financing of Sparrows Offshore Group Limited, an Aberdeen-based leading global provider of oilfield engineering services.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles, Vice President
    (2017 - present)
  • Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles, Mentorship Chair (2016)

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