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William Donovan

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445504
E: [email protected]

William Donovan is a Senior Solicitor in our property department and joined the firm in April 2006.

William specialises in all aspects of residential and commercial property transactions and probate, advising property developers and private clients.

Recent transactions include the purchase, mortgage, and sale of residential and commercial property; residential and commercial leasing; ground rent applications; preparation and execution of wills; preparation and execution of enduring powers of attorney; extraction of grants of probate and letters of administration on the death of the owner of real estate or personal property and the distribution of the estate to the beneficiaries.

  • A member of Galbally Voluntary Housing Association.
  • Regularly gives presentations on wills and estate planning to organisations including the ICA and various charitable institutions.
  • University College Cork, BCL
  • Law Society of Ireland, Diploma Property Tax
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
‘There is good attention to detail. The objective of the client is firstly identified and the service is tailored to the needs of the client. They value your business in a personal capacity.’   ‘Helpful and friendly, practical advice.’
Real Estate – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
‘An outstanding practice of long standing. The practice does not interact with clients as solely customers of a solution, process or transaction but as partners with whom the firm participates in mutual long-term benefit and pride. Harry Fehily is totally committed to the best interest of his client. Pat McInerney is a generalist of no limit because his good sense knows no boundaries. Sandra Egan makes complex aggressive transactions in acquisition and business transfer look simple. Caitriona Leahy is always well ahead of the client’s responses and delivery is her strong focus.’
Real Estate – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Holmes O'Malley Sexton's practice is headed by Limerick-based Sandra Egan and Dublin-based duo Lorraine Power and Harry Fehily. The firm's Limerick office has strong connections to the local region with clients including the University of Limerick and Limerick 2030 Strategic Development DAC; the team advised the latter on the Hanging Gardens office development. The Dublin office has recently been active for investment trust Yew Grove REIT on acquisitions. The team also acts in the healthcare, retail and office sectors and advises on lease negotiations.
Real Estate – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Holmes O'Malley Sexton’s team was boosted by the promotion of Limerick-based Sandra Egan to the partnership, and the hire of Michael Carrigan, who joined the Dublin office from Eugene F. Collins. Egan, who heads the practice, was instructed by Dublin City Council on a number of matters including the acquisition of housing units.
Real Estate, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
Finalist - Property, Planning and Probate Team of the Year 2015 and 2016
Irish Law Awards
Winner of Munster Law Firm of the Year 2012, 2014 and 2015
Irish Law Awards

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