William Cullen


New York

William "Butch" Cullen is a partner with the Structured Finance Group in Orrick’s New York office. His practice focuses on securities and structured finance, with an emphasis on the securitization of financial assets, in particular, commercial mortgage assets.

In the 2021 Capital Markets: Securitization: CMBS – Nationwide category of Chambers USA, a client said, "He is one of the hardest workers that I have ever met, and he is a CMBS expert." "He represents a host of different firms, so he understands the risks inherent to the current market. He is incredibly responsive, he opens all side[s] of the argument and he finds a path to a 'yes'."

Prior to joining Orrick, Butch was a partner in the New York offices of Kaye Scholer LLP, Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP and Sidley Austin LLP.