William Morton joined Pless Law Firm in 2022 as Senior Counsel with the Firm’s expansion into the Texas market. Based in the Austin office, he specializes in assisting clients with raw land and developed properties, handling due diligence matters, drafting declarations and other restrictive covenants, construction contracts, and retail and office leasing. Additionally, Bill focuses on representing clients in the acquisition and redevelopment of existing office and retail sites.
Prior to Pless Law, Bill worked in both large scale multi-disciplinary law firms and smaller boutique firms focused solely on commercial real estate. He has successfully represented developers from the acquisition stage through lease-up, tackling notable projects like a 400+ acre development encompassing over 3.9 million square feet of retail, dining, entertainment, and hotel spaces. His early experience in representing national retail tenants has proven beneficial in negotiating leases for his developer clients, enabling him to provide well-rounded legal advice.
His strong educational background equips him with a solid foundation in legal principles and sharp analytical skills, which he applies to deliver effective solutions for his client’s commercial real estate needs.
Outside of the office, Bill cherishes spending quality time with his wife and children. He is an avid golfer and has a deep passion for music. When he seeks relaxation and recreation, you can find him enjoying the serene waters of Lake Travis. Bill’s diverse interests and balanced approach to life contribute to his ability to bring a fresh perspective to his legal practice.
• J.D., Southern Methodist University – Dedman School of Law
• B.A., The University of Texas – Austin