William K. Lee

Banking & Finance


William Lee is an associate with the Banking & Finance team representing issuers, underwriters, lenders, mortgage servicers, investment banks, investors, funds and rating agencies. His practice involves asset sales, warehouse lending and securitization transactions with a focus on financing single family rental properties, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing rights.


  • Represented iBuyers, start-ups, funds and alternative asset managers as borrowers and investment bank as lender on their respective SFR warehouse financings ranging from $50 million - $1 billion, many of which involve mortgages on Day 1.
  • Represented 10+ investment bank lenders on their respective warehouse facilities involving EBO, fix-and-flip, nonperforming, re-performing, Agency, and non-QM residential mortgage loan collateral ranging from $50 million - $1+ billion.
  • Represented a private investment banking company and multiple mortgage loan originators on their respective non-QM securitizations as sponsor and issuer’s counsel totaling $2+ billion.
  • Represented a specialty financing company and real estate investment and development firm on their respective SFR and fix-and-flip securitizations.

Related Services & Industries


  • New York University School of Law, JD
  • Cornell University, BA


  • New York
  • California

Professional & Community Involvement

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”)
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”)

    • Student Outreach Committee, Advisor (current), Co-Chair (former), Vice-Chair (former)
    • Student Leaders Program, Founder and Director
    • APALSA Roadshow Program, Speaker
    • Legal Referral Information Service, Committee Member (former)
    • Pro Bono and Community Service, Committee Leader

  • Represented NAPABA and AABANY at the 2021 Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy
  • Columbia Law School APALSA 2021 Annual Conference: “Writing Your Own Script”, Distinguished Panelist
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, Member