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Thomas Rosseland

Attorney Profile

Top Rated International Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
3490 Piedmont Rd NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-975-2439
Fax: 404-352-1285
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1987
Practice Areas: International, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Bankruptcy: Business, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Employment & Labor: Employer
Languages Spoken: English, Norwegian
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Attorney Profile

One of the principal attorneys at Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, Thomas Rosseland serves as an attorney, mentor and networking resource to C-level executives on a personal and professional level. Business and corporate clients turn to him for advice and guidance relating to international, employment and corporate matters involving:

·       Intellectual property

·       Business litigation

·       Employment litigation

·       Corporate and transactional law

Mr. Rosseland aims to provide his clients with well-thought-out solutions that reflect their values, goals and vision. During the past 35 years, he has successfully litigated several intellectual property cases in both Georgia and the United States. The combination of his vast experience and knowledge of the industry has helped him emerge as one of the most notable attorneys in this field.

Graduating B.A. cum laude from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, Mr. Rosseland went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina. Initially, he worked as on-site counsel at Exxon Corporation (now ExxonMobil), sharpening his legal skills and gaining insight into the sensitive nature of issues arising in large multinational companies. Being a first-generation American, he assists immigrants in setting up their business operations in the U.S.

Allowed to practice law in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and the District of Columbia, Mr. Rosseland is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit; the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; and the Supreme Court of the United States. Some of the organizations he is affiliated with include the Atlanta Bar Association, the Atlanta Consular Corps, the Atlanta Council of International Relations and the Georgia Chapter of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce.

Martindale-Hubbell has honored Mr. Rosseland with its highest possible rating of AV Preeminent*. He has a “Very Good” Avvo rating and has been listed as a “Legal Elite” by the Georgia Trend Magazine. He is also an Honorary Consul for the Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway. In addition to blogging about intellectual property and business law, he hosts and moderates the International Business Radio program on Pro Business Channel. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%International
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 10%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employer
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Bankruptcy Law, Credit Repair, Collections, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications, Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2018 - 2022

About Thomas Rosseland

First Admitted: 1986, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.brawwlaw.com/attorney-profiles/thomas-rosseland/

Honors/Awards

  • Associate Justice, Moot Court / Hon. Strom Thurmond Law School Scholarship
  • Legal Elite-Georgia Trend Magazine (2007-2012)
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine (2007-2015 and 2019-2021)
  • Georgia Top Rated Lawyer in the areas of Bankruptcy, Litigation and General Practice, ALM and Martindale-Hubbell (2015 and 2016)
  • AV® Preeminent™ (the highest possible rating), Martindale-Hubbell

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “A Georgia Problem-Solver with Swedish-American Roots,” in “Currents”, Spring 2008 Edition of magazine published by the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce USA
  • “Advanced Debt Collection,” presented at the State Bar of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education program
  • “Leveraging Trade Secret Laws to Increase A Company’s Corporate Value,” Meeting of the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs
  • “How Portable is Your Business?” Team Ivy Breakfast meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chairman, International Section of the Atlanta Bar Association (2019-2021)
  • World Trade Center Atlanta – Consular Corps
  • Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Chapter (Board and Chairman Emeritus)
  • Pro Bono Legal Council – Scandinavian American Foundation of Georgia
  • Atlanta Council of International Relations – Consular Corps
  • Atlanta Consular Corps
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • Texas
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association / Arbitrator, Fulton County Superior Court and DeKalb County Superior and State Courts 

Educational Background

  • Harrison High School, Harrison, New York (1978) / Colgate University, Hamilton, New York (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1982)

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Chairman Emeritus and Active Board Member, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia (2011-Present)
  • Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Sweden (2017-present), 2017
  • Chairman, International Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association (2019-2021)
  • Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Norway (2018-present), 2018

Newsletters

  • The Atlanta Lawyer (at pp. 10-12) discusses Tom Rosseland's role as Honorary Consul for both the Kingdom of Sweden and the Kingdom of Norway, Atlanta Lawyers Provide Service as International Honorary Consuls, International Businesses, Foreign Direct Investment Into The U.S., International Operations With U.S. Presence
  • Tom Rosseland is quoted as saying, “Mr. Burkhalter will also come to appreciate the extent and depth of the economic, research and security ties that exist between the United States and Norway. As a charter member of NATO, Norway plays a critical security role in that alliance. The historical relationship between the two countries is deep and ongoing. Norway stands ready to engage with the world as an economically strong and vibrant democracy.", Former Georgia House Speaker Tapped as Ambassador to Norway
  • The Atlanta Lawyer (at pp. 10-12) discusses Tom Rosseland's role as Honorary Consul for both the Kingdom of Sweden and the Kingdom of Norway, Atlanta Lawyers Provide Service as International Honorary Consuls, International Businesses, Foreign Direct Investment Into The U.S., International Operations With U.S. Presence
  • Sweden Voted by Forbes the #1 Country for Business! The business world, large and small, is increasingly becoming more global. Join us to learn about the business-friendly environment of Sweden, how they have invested and brought opportunities to Georgia, and how they have combined both Swedish and American business practices in order to build a thriving international relationship. Featuring Tom Rosseland, Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Sweden, as featured panelist (including opening remarks)., Sweden and U.S - Blending the Best of 2 Cultures
  • In addition to my legal work with International Businesses, I also provide on a voluntary basis services to the International Community in Georgia as Honorary Consul for both the Kingdom of Sweden and the Kingdom of Norway, In Unusual Move Sweden’s Honorary Consul Also Assumes Norwegian Post, International Businesses, Foreign Direct Investment Into The U.S., International Operations With U.S. Presence

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Norway (2018-Present); Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Sweden (2017-Present); Global Advisory Panel, Atlanta Regional Commission (2017-Present); Chairman Emeritus, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia (2011-Present); Pro Bono Legal Counsel, Scandinavian-American Foundation of Georgia (1998-Present)
  • Mentor, Georgia Tech Soft Landings Program, 2021

Videos

Industry Groups

  • Business Owners & Operators
  • Distributors
  • International Businesses
  • Manufacturers

Comments

  • “Great Lawyer. Thorough and conscientious”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Thomas Rosseland

3490 Piedmont Rd NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-975-2439

Fax: 404-352-1285

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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