William A. Rountree

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Rountree Leitman & Klein, LLC
 | 2987 Clairmont Rd, Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-418-5680
Fax: 404-581-5038
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney William A. Rountree is a partner with the Rountree Leitman & Klein, LLC, law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. A highly rated, award-winning attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience, Mr. Rountree represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the State of Georgia who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Corporate and individual reorganizations under Chapter 11 and under Subchapter V

    ·       Corporate and individual Chapter 7 and Chapter 12 bankruptcy cases

    ·       Bankruptcy tax issues

    ·       Collections

    ·       Debtor and creditors' rights

    ·       Business law and litigation

    A 1995 graduate of Emory University, Mr. Rountree obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law in 1999. He then served as legal clerk to the Honorable Steven H. Friedman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Upon receiving his license to practice, Mr. Rountree worked for more than 17 years at one of Atlanta's premier bankruptcy firms, where he gained invaluable experience handling insolvency cases.

    While in law school, Mr. Rountree served on the editorial board for the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and he has since published numerous articles in various journals, newsletters and other publications. He also routinely conducts lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of topics related to bankruptcy law. Further solidifying his position as a leader in his field, Mr. Rountree has served on the Atlanta Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Board of Trustees.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Rountree has earned many awards and honors throughout his career, including a designation from Georgia Trend Magazine as a "Legal Elite." Committed to helping those less fortunate in his community, he also volunteers his time and services with Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Bankruptcy: Business
    Focus Areas

    Bankruptcy Law

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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    About William Rountree

    Admitted: 2000, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: http://randllaw.com/william-a-rountree/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven H. Friedman, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, 1999-2000
    • Atlanta Magazine’s “Super Lawyer”
    • Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite”
    • Editorial Board, Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, 1998-1999

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-Editor, Creditors' Rights Section Newsletter, State Bar of Georgia, 2004-present
    • Member at Large, Continuing Legal Education Board of Trustees, Atlanta Bar Association, 2011-2013

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Firm sponsor- MLK 5k, 2021
    • Bronze Partner - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Student of the Year Award, 2020
    • Firm sponsor/participant - MLK 5k, 2020
    • Episcopal vestry, Member
    • Atlanta Legal Aid, volunteer
    • Volunteer, The Reaffirmation Project
    • Volunteer, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Bankruptcy Lecturer at 37th Annual Family Law Institute, State Bar of Georgia, Author and Lecturer, Bankruptcy Issues in Domestic Practice, 37th Annual Family Law Institute, State Bar of Georgia, 2019
    • Author and Lecturer, "Navigating a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Strategies for Real Estate Lawyers and Their Clients," 40th Annual Real Property Law Institute, State Bar of Georgia, May 2018, Author and Lecturer, Navigating a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Strategies for Real Estate Lawyers and Their Clients, 40th Annual Real Property Law Institute, State Bar of Georgia, 2018
    • Continuing legal education lecture on Chapter 11 filings, strategic issues for Chapter 11 Debtors and case law updates., Author and Lecturer, Individual Chapter 11 Filings, Continuing Legal Education - Cobb County, Georgia Bar Association, 2018
    • Author/Lecturer, “Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Family Law Practitioner,” The Family Law Review, December 2016, Author and Lecturer, Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Family Law Practitioner, 2016
    • Author/Lecturer, “Chapter 11 Issues for the Consumer Bankruptcy Practitioner,” Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group November 2016, Author and Lecturer, Chapter 11 Issues for the Consumer Bankruptcy Practitioner, 2016
    • Author, “The Willful and Malicious Injury Exception to Discharge in Bankruptcy: Just How Narrow Should It Be?,” The Florida Bar Journal, October 1999
    • Lecturer, “Collection Issues in Bankruptcy,” Sterling Education Services Seminar September 2003
    • Lecturer, “Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy,” Creditors’ Rights Seminar February 2004
    • Author, “The Willful and Malicious Injury Exception to Discharge in Bankruptcy: Just How Narrow Should It Be?,” The Florida Bar Journal, October 1999; Lecturer, "Georgia Foreclosures and Workouts - Ethical Issues," National Business Institute Seminar August 2011; Lecturer, “Loan Workouts,” Sterling Education Services Seminar August 2010; Lecturer, “Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Accounting Professional,” Georgia Society of CPAs Real Estate Roundtable February 2009; Lecturer, “Bankruptcy Issues for the Commercial Real Estate Practitioner,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar September 2008; Lecturer, “Ethical Issues in Commercial Practice,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar March 2008; Lecturer, “Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy,” Creditors’ Rights Seminar February 2004; Lecturer, “Collection Issues in Bankruptcy,” Sterling Education Services Seminar September 2003
    • Lecturer, “Bankruptcy Issues for the Commercial Real Estate Practitioner,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar September 2008
    • Lecturer, “Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Accounting Professional,” Georgia Society of CPAs Real Estate Roundtable February 2009
    • Lecturer, “Loan Workouts,” Sterling Education Services Seminar August 2010
    • Lecturer, “Georgia Foreclosures and Workouts: Ethical Issues,” National Business Institute Seminar August 2011
    • Lecturer, "Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Commercial Real Estate Practitioner," ICLE Commercial Real Estate Seminar, State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Law Section, November 2017
    • Lecturer, “Ethical Issues in Commercial Practice,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar March 2008

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • King v. Skolness - winning summary judgment against creditors on certain claims against bankruptcy debtor for securities fraud, common law fraud and breach of contract , 2020
    • Buchanan v. Parks - winning summary judgment against bankruptcy debtor adjudicating pre-petition Tennessee judgment non-dischargeable, 2020
    • The Dream Center Church, Inc. v. Garth - winning dismissal of creditor's nondischargeability complaint against bankruptcy debtor, 2020
    • Mann v. Knight - winning summary judgment against bankruptcy trustee, 2020
    • Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C. v. Elhag - winning summary judgment against bankruptcy debtor adjudicating pre-petition attorney fee award nondischargeable , 2019
    • Clark v. United States - winning verdict against Internal Revenue Service in nondischargeability action in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2018
    • Locci v. Siewe - winning verdict against bankruptcy debtor denying discharge for false testimony in connection with bankruptcy case, 2017

    Newsletters:

    • — Author, “Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Family Law Practitioner,” The Family Law Review, December 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Emory University, B.A. , 1995

    Industry Groups

    • Banking
    • Construction
    • Credit Union
    • Dental
    • Hotel
    • Landlord
    • Medical
    • Nursing Home
    • Restaurant
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    2987 Clairmont Rd
    Suite 350
    Atlanta, GA 30329

    Phone: 404-418-5680

    Fax: 404-581-5038

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