William H. Mathieu
Bill Mathieu has practiced law for over 30 years in a variety of settings. Bill has been a real estate partner in two major law firms, has practiced in smaller firms, has been in-house as real estate counsel with a major franchising company, and has served with an agency of the federal government.
Bill began his career practicing at a smaller firm in Atlanta, ultimately moving from general practice to a commercial real estate practice with a highly regarded boutique firm. He then served as an RTC contractor in both Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, as a member of the first settlement workout asset team designed to prepare assets for securitization and to settle complex litigation cases during the savings and loan crisis. He then served as in-house real estate counsel for a franchising company that ultimately went public, advising them on the sale and leasing of hundreds of company owned sites. Later, Bill was a real estate partner with Powell Goldstein and Stites & Harbison in Atlanta, focusing on retail and office real estate while representing a variety of developers, including national homebuilders, several commercial developers and a California-based REIT. Most recently, he practiced with a boutique firm in the Atlanta area, representing among others a national homebuilder in acquiring large land tracts and a major franchise restaurant company.
Bill graduated from Stanford University in 1980, and after working in banking for one year, earned his law degree in 1984 from Vanderbilt University, where he was Associate Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.