Having a long-term partner like WilliamsMcCarthy LLP that knows your history and has a depth of expertise is a key to success according to one of the region’s leading senior living communities.
With its 55-year history in the Rockford community, Wesley Willows knows about longevity.
One of the keys to its success is longstanding partnerships which help the continuing care retirement community grow and thrive, says chief executive Bill Pratt. Few partnerships date further back than its relationship with WilliamsMcCarthy LLP.
It’s not just that firm founder Jack McCarthy, along with a multitude of board members, retired to Wesley Willows. Rather, the relationship with the firm developed during 41 years of working with firm partner Terry D. Anderson, now retired, and other WilliamsMcCarthy LLP attorneys.
“Terry was the most meticulous person in the world,” Pratt said.
Complicated Projects that Built the Relationship
He’s quick to recall the work Anderson did on Wesley Willow’s acquisition of the 34-acre Peterson Meadows in 2014. There, independent seniors live in single-family homes, duplex homes and apartments. Anderson helped the sale proceed smoothly, despite complicated bond issues and out-of-town attorneys.
“The job they did made Rockford proud,” Pratt said. “The team was all over it and did a fabulous job.”