William G.


William Rothschild draws on more than 20 years of experience to guide his U.S. and foreign clients in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, leasing, project financing and public-private partnerships. William’s clients include lenders, servicers, institutional investors, developers and tenants.

William’s finance work focuses on project financing, including financing of data centers, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) servicing matters and real estate mortgage investment conduit (REMIC) issues, and he also guides clients in complex transactions, including construction financing, mezzanine financing, post-closing modifications of securitized loans, defeasances, restructuring of loans, foreclosures and workouts. He speaks regularly on a wide range of issues affecting real estate finance and securitization.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of real estate (2015)

Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of real estate law (2009-2017) and structured finance law (2009-2010)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2007-2012, 2015-2016)

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Mortgage Bankers Association
Member, Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Finance Council

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Notes Editor, Virginia Tax Review
  • B.A., University of Virginia
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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