William G. Rothschild

William G. Rothschild: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

William Rothschild draws on more than 25 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, owners and tenants.

William’s finance work focuses on project financing, including financing of mission-critical data centers and colocation facilities, construction financing, mezzanine financing, 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 (2009-2019) and structured finance law (2009-2010)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2007-2012, 2015-2019)

Experience

“As transactional lawyers, we are in a unique position to counsel our clients from the initial stages of a transaction-we help structure the transaction in a way that best meets their needs, is most economical and most likely to avoid future disputes.”

Experience

Represented the lender and master servicer in connection with the restructuring and assumption of $80 million in loans secured by properties located in Los Angeles, California.
Represents the buyer in connection with the acquisition and financing of a 200,000-square foot Tier 3 data center located in northern Virginia.
Represents the lender in connection with the financing of a data center in Seattle, Washington.
Represented the seller in the sale of a portfolio of more than 150 nonperforming commercial mortgage loans.
Represented Axiall in a joint venture with Lotte Chemical for the development, construction and operation of an ethane center in Louisiana.

Publications

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: If At First You Don’t Succeed-Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Waiver of Confirmation After Prior Confirmation Action Denied (May 4, 2017)
On April 17, 2017, the Supreme Court of Georgia found that defendant guarantors had waived the statutory protections under the Georgia foreclosure confirmation statute, and the lender could pursue a ...

Legal Alert: Changes to 2016 ALTA Survey Standards - What You Need to Know (March 24, 2016)
The American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) recently adopted revised Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys. ...

Legal Alert: Delaware Supreme Court Finds UCC Termination Filings Valid Despite Lack of Lender’s Intent (October 28, 2014)
On October 17, the Delaware Supreme Court held that JP Morgan (JPM) terminated its security interest in all of the collateral provided by General Motors (GM) in support of a $1.5 billion loan, ...

Legal Alert: Holder of Deed Need Not Be Holder of Note to Foreclose, Georgia Supreme Court Rules (May 23, 2013)
The Georgia Supreme Court held this week that the holder of a security deed need not also hold the underlying note to exercise the power of sale in accordance with the terms of the security deed. ...

Articles

Mezzanine Loans: The Lesser of Two Evils? (September 2015)
The Practice Real Estate Lawyer
In his article for The Practice Real Estate Lawyer, Partner William Rothschild examines the structure of the mortgage and mezzanine loan, mezzanine loan documents, the intercreditor agreement, ...

Presentations

“I love a good puzzle-and practicing law is often about problem solving. I have the opportunity to help clients resolve problems and find the best solution-a solution that addresses the clients concerns.”

Presentations

Webcast: Covenants in Mortgage Documents - More and More, Not Less (May 2016)
ACREL and ABA Real Property Trust and Estates Section Intermediate Real Estate Financing Program
Sutherland Partner William Rothschild presents “Covenants in mortgage Documents - More and More, Not Less” for the ACREL and ABA Real Property Trust and Estates Section Intermediate Real Estate ...

Hot Topics in Real Estate Finance (May 2016)
Real Property Law Institute
Sutherland Partner William Rothschild presents Hot Topics in Real Estate Finance at the 38th Annual Real Property Law Institute on May 13, 2016, in Amelia Island, Florida.

Keep the Mezzanine Lenders Close and the Preferred Equity Closer: Senior Lenders’ Analysis of Mezzanine Loans and Preferred Equity (March 2015)
American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)
Sutherland Partner William Rothschild presents Keep the Mezzanine Lenders Close and the Preferred Equity Closer: Senior Lenders’ Analysis of Mezzanine Loans and Preferred Equity” at the Quench Your ...

Bridging the Gap: My Loan is Due, Now What Do I Do? (September 2013)
American Bar Association’s Real Property Trust and Estate Section Webinar
On Sept. 18, 2013, Sutherland Partner William Rothschild will participate as a panelist for a webinar entitled, Bridging the Gap: My Loan is Due, Now What Do I Do? discussing subordinate capital ...

Bridging the Gap: My Loan is Due, Now What Do I Do? (May 2013)
24th Annual ABA CLE Spring Symposia
Sutherland Partner William Rothschild will participate in a panel entitled, Bridging the Gap: My Loan is Due, Now What Do I Do? at the 24th Annual ABA CLE Spring Symposia on May 3, 2013 in ...

Introduction to Mezzanine Lending (April 2010)
American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Continuing Legal Education Program
Sutherland Partner William Rothschild is moderating the panel Introduction to Mezzanine Lending at the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Continuing Legal ...

IRS Guidance on Commercial Mortgage Loan Modifications: False Hope or New Start? (April 2010)
American Bar Association Real Property Trust and Estate Section Webinar
Sutherland Partner William Rothschild presents IRS Guidance on Commercial Mortgage Loan Modifications: False Hope or New Start? at the American Bar Association Real Property Trust and Estate Section.

Real Estate Law: No Commercial Break (January 2010)
American Bar Association eCLE Program
Sutherland Partner William G. Rothschild is speaking on an ABA eCLE program entitled Real Estate Law: No Commercial Break, January 20, 2010. The recent bankruptcy of General Growth Properties, ...

Updated IRS Guidance on Commercial Mortgage Loan Modifications: False Hope or New Start? (January 11, 2010)
Real Estate Financing Group Call
Sutherland Partner William G. Rothschild is speaking on a Real Estate Financing Group Call, Updated IRS Guidance on Commercial Mortgage Loan Modifications: False Hope or New Start?, January 11, ...

Real Estate Law: No Commercial Break (January 2010)
American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Continuing Legal Education Program

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Real Estate
  • Acquisition & Development
  • Leasing
  • Real Estate Finance, Capital Markets & Commercial Mortgage Servicing
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
  • Insurance
  • Data Centers

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A.
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Notes Editor, Virginia Tax Review
Year of First Admission:
1990
Admission:
1990, Georgia
Memberships:

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

Birth Information:
Columbus, Georgia, June 20, 1963
ISLN:
901976046

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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