William A. Rountree represents debtors, creditors, trustees and committees under all Chapters of the Bankruptcy Code, with an emphasis on corporate reorganizations under chapter 11, individual filings under chapter 7 and bankruptcy tax issues. He also represents numerous banks, credit unions and other lenders in bankruptcy cases and related litigation.
Mr. Rountree began his bankruptcy practice in 1999 serving as Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven H. Friedman, former United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida. After his clerkship, Mr. Rountree returned to Atlanta and practiced for 17 years in the city’s oldest bankruptcy firm. During his career, he has been involved in all aspects of insolvency practice and has been selected numerous times as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” and one of Atlanta Magazine’s “Super Lawyers” in Debtor/Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy.
Mr. Rountree earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University and his law degree from the University of Florida, where he served on the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. He has been published in numerous bar journals, newsletters, and other publications and has lectured at dozens of seminars on bankruptcy, workout and foreclosure issues. He also has served on the Continuing Legal Education Board of Trustees for the Atlanta Bar Association, volunteers regularly for Atlanta Legal Aid, and is an Episcopal vestry member.
Mr. Rountree lives in Atlanta with his wife and three daughters.
Emory University (B.A. 1995)
University of Florida (J.D. 1999)
Author, “The Willful and Malicious Injury Exception to Discharge in Bankruptcy: Just How Narrow Should It Be?,” The Florida Bar Journal, October 1999
Author, “Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Family Law Practitioner,” The Family Law Review, December 2016
Lecturer, “Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Commercial Real Estate Practitioner,” Atlanta Bar, Real Estate Section, December 2016
Lecturer, “Chapter 11 Issues for the Consumer Bankruptcy Practitioner,” Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group November 2016
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
Phi Delta Phi
Editorial Board, Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, 1998-1999
Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven H. Friedman, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, 1999-2000
Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite”
Atlanta Magazine’s “Super Lawyer”