Thomas Rosseland represents clients engaged in all areas of business, including heavy equipment financing and leasing companies, retail and wholesale distribution businesses with credit facilities, and importers of high quality and high-value products for the consumer and business markets. These clients are based in and operate on the local, regional, national as well as international level. Over the past 25 years of legal practice, Mr. Rosseland has worked with and successfully handled a wide array of complex legal matters for individual and corporate clients, with a dedicated focus on achieving client goals in a manner aligned with the client’s values, goals, and vision. Early in his career, Mr. Rosseland served as in-house counsel for Exxon Corporation (now ExxonMobil). Mr. Rosseland’s experience as in-house counsel for a global corporation has provided him with a unique sensitivity to the needs of business clients and their in-house counsel.
South Carolina, 1987
District of Columbia, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1989
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1990
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1987
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1987
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1988
U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
B.A., Colgate University
– cum laude
J.D., University of South Carolina
Professional Memberships + Affiliations
Mr. Rosseland serves on the Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (Georgia Chapter). He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Atlanta Chapter. Mr. Rosseland also serves on the Board of Directors of the World Chamber of Commerce, is pro bono legal counsel to several non-profit cultural and charitable organizations, and volunteers in community service activities through his church.
Presentations, Publications + Speaking Engagements
Author and Speaker: “How Portable is Your Business?” presented at the February 18, 2009, Team Ivy Breakfast meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
Tom was chosen as the Association for Corporate Growth “Feature Member” for the month of March 2009 and was interviewed by Katherine Morris, President, ACG Atlanta.
Author and Speaker: “Leveraging Trade Secret Laws to Increase A Company’s Corporate Value,” presented at the April 22, 2008 Meeting of the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs.
Interviewed and featured in article entitled “A Georgia Problem-Solver with Swedish-American Roots,” in “Currents”, Spring 2008 Edition of magazine published by the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce USA. To read the article, click here: http://www.sacc-usa.org/
Legal Panelist and Speaker: “Advanced Debt Collection,” presented at the State Bar of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education program, February 21, 2008.
Mr. Rosseland was interviewed by GlobalAtlanta.com regarding his role as Chairman of the Atlanta Chapter of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Rosseland has been working with the chamber’s Bioenergy committee to build relationships between Georgia and Sweden on legislative, technology and business opportunities for companies to explore cooperation in biofuels for domestic use and for export, using Georgia’s abundant wood resources and other organic materials. To read the article and view the video clips from the interview click here: http://www.globalatlanta.com/
Co-Author and Speaker: The New Federal E-Discovery Amendments: Your Duty to Preserve and Produce Electronically Stored Information in Disputed Matters,” presented to the Kettering Executive Network on March 7, 2008, and at the Georgia Society of CPAs Tax Forums in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, in November, 2007, and at the June 19, 2007 Meeting of the Atlanta Chapter (jointly presented with Aon Consulting).
Legal Panelist and Speaker: “Key Success Factors for Doing Business in the U.S.,” Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005.
Author and Speaker: Settlement of Debts to Avoid Preference and Fraudulent Transfer Liability, presented at the State Bar of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education program, Emerging Issues in Debt Collection, 2002.
Author and Speaker: Implied Trusts and Fraudulent Conveyances: A Review of Georgia Law, presented at the State Bar of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education program, Emerging Issues in Debt Collection, 2001.
Awards + Honors
Named a “Georgia Top Rated Lawyer” by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell in the areas of Bankruptcy, Litigation and General Practice for 2015 and 2016 (http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/law/georgia_TRL.pdf)
Named Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2007-2015 (listing the top 5% of Georgia attorneys www.superlawyers.com)
Named as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” for 2007-2012
“AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell through anonymous peer review for its highest ratings on legal ability and ethics
Associate Justice, Moot Court, University of South Carolina School of Law
Hon. Strom Thurmond Law School Scholarship, 1984 – 1985
Joseph Hughes Scholarship for Citizenship, Community Service, and Academic Excellence, 1978 – 1982