Bill Leonard is one of the founding partners of Continuum Legal Group. He has worked in commercial litigation for over four decades. Bill helps businesses and their owners, managers, investors, and professional advisors assert and protect their legal rights and investments.
Bill has extensive experience in litigation involving securities and investments; liability of directors, officers, managers, and partners of businesses; shareholder and member rights and fiduciary duties; accountant and auditor liability; law firm liability; and banking law. His experience includes class actions, lawsuits in federal and state courts in many different states, and arbitrations. He is also a trained mediator and has served as an arbitrator for securities disputes. He conducts internal investigations into potential wrongdoing by officers, directors, and employees of corporations. He has represented officers, directors, accountants, brokers, and other professionals in investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, and the Department of Justice. His experience also includes a wide variety of corporate disputes over contracts and alleged intentional or negligent wrongdoing.
Bill believes that in complex litigation a lawyer should apply good judgment to determine what needs to be done without wasting the client’s money on unnecessary tasks.
Bill is married and has four adult children and three grandchildren. When not practicing law, he strives to become a decent golfer and enjoys occasional long-weekend backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail.
Rankings and Recognition
Bill has spoken on several occasions at American Bar Association meetings and Georgia Continuing Legal Education seminars, primarily addressing legal ethics.