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William A. Rountree

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   21 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

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Client's Choice 2018
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Licensed for 22 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/03/2022

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Rountree Leitman & Klein LLC

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
William received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2018
Posted by Patrick | September 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded expectations in every way.
I cannot say enough about the job Will did for my family. This was not a small case and involved the SBA and over seven figures. He protected my home and got this taken care of despite my high income. He answered my text (from his cell) and was very attentive from the very beginning. Sharon is also easy to work with. I recommend him 100%.
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Posted by Paul C. | May 14, 2021
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Outstanding attorney!
William and his team are very professional, thorough, knowledgeable, and helpful. Having our business get hit hard by the pandemic, they came to the rescue and held our hand through a very difficult time. They understand how to provide the best service and legal advice to assist you. I recommend him and his team to anyone needing BK help!
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Posted by Donald | December 31, 2020
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Exceptional Attorney
I can't stress enough how confident my wife and I are that we chose the right attorney. We were small businesses owners that lost everything during the COVID pandemic, and our case was somewhat complicated because of the multiple businesses we owned. We interviewed several different attorneys, and it was apparent very early on that Will was the right person to see our bankruptcy case through. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, I would highly recommend speaking to Will. And I would also suggest that you go with the attorney who is going to take the extra time to review and analyze your case in order to ensure the best possible outcome. Will went above and beyond and was always available for questions/concerns without punching a clock and asking us for more money after our initial payment to his firm. We were confident when we chose him, and after resolution of our case, I am even more confident we selected the right attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2020
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Kelly - Chapter 7
Will and Sharon made this process so much easier for me. No one wants to be on this situation and also in the middle of a divorce. They were very professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, organized. I can’t say enough about how they exceeded my expectations during this process.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2020
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Excellent Job! Five Star Service...
Will and his team did a great job for me. I was skeptical in the beginning due to past experiences I had with attorneys, but on the most part, I would say he and his team were on top of things, and got the job done and I'm in a much better place now than I was before. If I could offer any constructive criticism it would be to make a little more effort in trying to be patient with clients but his assistant was very compassionate and made me feel at ease, she is awesome might I add. I also notice this is a very common trait among attorneys, and I know Will is very busy. Would Highly recommend Will and team to family and friends anytime.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2020
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The best BK lawyer in GA
My file was a very difficult one. My previous commercial landlord sued me for early termination of the lease contract. The Judgement followed me to GA from CA. Total of 1.2 million dollars was my debt and I wasn't too sure if Mr. Rountree was able to help me. Once we filed, my file was transferred to the U.S Trustee for review. Long story short, Mr. Rountree and his team worked so hard to get us discharged. They were ethical, personable, and mostly honest. My wife and I also had the chance to meet his wife and his beautiful kids. Through a devastating event, I was able to find a long lasting friend that cares. God is good, all the time.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2019
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The best at what he does!
I hired Esq. Rountree after a year of considering bankruptcy for both my business and personal. I interviewed 4 other attorneys previously who said that I wouldn't qualify, and that I should seek other options. Per a referral, I met with Rountree, and he immediately gave me the confidence that I would qualify. From the beginning, he and his team were very professional, and talked me through all the steps of this scary process. Given Rountree's holistic knowledge of his practice, it put me at ease that my case was in great hands; even through an additional layer of being audited. I would highly suggest him to anyone approaching a time like this in life.
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Posted by Robert | June 18, 2019
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Thank you William Rountree
I recommend William Rountree to anyone thinking about having to file bankruptcy! Facing bankruptcy has been a horrible experience; financially and emotionally. I was drowning in debt and unable to navigate the process or make good decisions. I was referred to William Rountree by another attorney who assured me William was "the person I needed to go to for help". From our first meeting, William has gone above and beyond to help me understand the bankruptcy process. He has listened to my very complicated situation, explained various options, suggested courses of action, and when necessary, referred me to other specialists. Throughout this process, William has treated me with respect and helped me feel better about an outcome that is giving me a chance to start over financially. Thank you William. Robert
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Posted by joe | May 22, 2019
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Chapter 7
I consider Will and his team to be the best and I highly recommend. My case was complicated due to a divorce and the fact that records were no longer available from 7 years ago. Two previous firms were not willing to take my case and Will came highly recommended from my business associate. Will is a true professional and can be trusted to get the case resolved to a successful conclusion. I have given Will permission to share my contact information if anyone wishes further clarification on his credentials.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2018
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Attorney William Rountree
I am so happy that I hired Attorney William Rountree for my Chapter 7. He and his firm came highly recommended by another attorney. William and his staff were so welcoming, professional and attentive. I must admit that I was scared to death through the entire process but William made me feel at ease and even optimistic. My circumstances were very different, but William went through them with a fine-tooth comb and told me exactly what to do. He coached me every step of the way. And what a gem he has found in his Legal Assistant, Sharon. She is so organized, efficient, friendly, and encouraging. She kept me apprised of their progress, let me know if they needed any more documents, and kept track of my billing among many other things. I also really appreciated how quickly they responded to emails and phone calls. As a team, I know that they worked so hard for me, and I am forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2018
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Very pleased with Will and his team
Will quickly assessed my situation and knew exactly how to handle it. He is clearly very experienced and has an intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of the bankruptcy process. His predictions about how things would transpire with my case were dead on. The result couldn’t have been any better. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Nick | August 13, 2018
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Not Your Normal Lawyer
From the very beginning, Will helped me answer questions even prior to filing. He has a way of easing your mind about the process and is very familiar with the courts and judges as well. I highly recommend Will for anyone seeking Bankruptcy protection. You will not be disappointed. He and his team go above and beyond.
Posted by david | June 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Chapter 11
Will Rountree came highly recommended by another attorney. All my meetings with Will were professional and productive. The support staff is thorough and very responsive. They walked me through my process in a timely manner with no wasted time or energy. I can't recommend these folks any more strongly. Very professional
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend Will Rountree
Will is very professional and knows the bankruptcy laws very well. He takes the time to walk you thru every step of the process. His staff is also excellent and will keep you informed of your case as it moves forward. Again, I would highly recommend Will and his team . They will handle your case from cradle to grave with ease.
Posted by Nancy | September 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Miracle Worker!
It was such a relief that during such a traumatic time in our lives, we had someone like Will to guide us through our bankruptcy process. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, non-judgmental, methodical, and relational. We call Will a miracle worker because when our bank account was frozen, and then subsequently emptied, he was somehow able to get the freeze lifted and the funds back for us! We interviewed several attorneys prior to hiring Will and when we described this situation, they made it very clear that there'd be no way to get our money back. When meeting with Will, he was careful not to over-promise but was cautiously optimistic that something could be done. Little did we know that he would get us every penny back. Words cannot describe how grateful we are to have had him working on our behalf. Thank you Will for not only advising us so excellently and ensuring a smooth process, but for also giving us hope and confidence during one of our darkest times.
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Posted by Geoffrey | June 9, 2017
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Can't say enough good!
Will Rountree came highly recommended by my CPA. All my meetings with Will were professional and productive. The support staff is thorough and very responsive. They walked me through my process in a timely manner with no wasted time or energy. As I look back at the experience with Will I don't know how it could have been any less painful. I really can't recommend these folks any more strongly. No, I am not on their payroll!
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Posted by Terry | April 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
AAA +++++++++
From the beginning Will asked lots of questions and then laid out all of my options. There were a few quirky things going on with my specific circumstances but Will was great at analyzing and providing the best options. He made a very difficult situation easy for me and I would highly recommend using him to handle your situation.
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Posted by Steve Clark | August 30, 2016
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Client services
Mr Rountree's service has been exemplary so far in my opinion. He's been very sympathetic, understanding, and patient, even with my present circumstances (obviously) limiting my ability to pay for services rendered. So far, his advice and recommendations have been spot-on as borne out by proceedings to date. Also, both he and his paralegal assistant spent all Saturday on a holiday weekend working on a filing for me -- cheerfully, positively, and at no additional charge.
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Posted by Terry | August 30, 2016
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Communicates well
Mr. Rountree has been very open and communicated promptly with me during the course of my dealings with him. His advice was extremely helpful while navigating through my situation.
Posted by Dave | August 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Competent compassionate knowledgeable attorney
We had an issue with a default judgement due to a mortgage foreclosure where a company bought the debt. Mr. Roundtree guided us through the entire process of negotiation, being deposed, and providing us with a solution that worked out very well for us. Couldn't have been more pleased with his service and the firm.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Macey, Wilensky & Hennings, LLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Steven H. Friedman, Former United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida
  • 1999 - 2000

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Newsletter Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Newsletter Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Newsletter Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Co-chair
  • N/A
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Board of Trustees, Atlanta Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • Trustee
  • 2011 - 2013
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Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2010
  • Winner, Law Student Writing Contest
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Florida Bar Journal
  • The Willful and Malicious Injury Exception to Discharge in Bankruptcy: Just How Narrow Should it Be?
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Foreclosure Law
  • Georgia Foreclosures and Workouts: Ethical Issues
  • 2011
  • Commercial Real Estate Seminar
  • Loan Workouts
  • 2010
  • Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Roundtable
  • Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Accounting Professional
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Ethical Issues in Commercial Practice
  • 2008
  • Real Estate Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Bankruptcy Issues for the Commercial Real Estate Practitioner
  • 2008
  • Bankruptcy Seminar
  • Collection Issues in Bankruptcy
  • 2003
  • Creditor's Rights Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have a great deal of respect for Will and his practice. He understands the intricacies of bankruptcy law and uses it to leverage the very best result for his clients. Will is also very well respected in the legal community. I strongly endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Will is an excellent bankruptcy attorney and always a professional to opposing counsel. Will offers his client's pragmatic solutions and always looks out for his clients' bottom-line."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is the bankruptcy attorney other attorneys go to when they need advice. He's caring and compassionate about his clients and conducts himself in an extremely professional manner."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in legal community. Responses are clear and complete. Fabulous credentials. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of BK law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I known Will for several years and I have referred many of my clients to him. I feel confident when I refer a client to him that the client will receive great service and excellent representation. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to hire a bankruptcy attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Bankruptcy and debt
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Atlanta Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer William A. Rountree
William A. Rountree
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation