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William E.Burnett

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William E.Burnett

Senior Managing Associate

Focus Areas

  • Advised national general contractor on construction disputes, compliance issues and regulatory issues on residential and commercial construction projects nationwide.
  • Advised communications client on solar power regulatory matters and prepared EPC agreements for turn-key solar energy projects.
  • Represented project owner in litigation arising from design and construction of a commercial boat store involving a breach of contract, delay, lien, warranty and defective construction claims.
  • Represented multinational manufacturer in the drafting, negotiation and administration of custom agreements for the design and construction of a fabricated metals facility.
  • Represented hotel developer in multi-party litigation arising from construction security claims on hotel projects.
  • Drafted complex construction agreements for an institutional developer for program of higher education construction projects.
  • Represented residential developer in the drafting and negotiation of industry-standard and custom construction agreements for the design and construction of single- and multi-family homes.
  • Represented major subcontractor in payment dispute on commercial high-rise project to successful resolution.
  • Advised clients in the prosecution and defense of lien claims, bond claims, change order claims and other construction claims.
  • “An Unfair Market,” Professional Roofing Magazine (Cover Story), May 2016
  • “Disputing the Details,” Professional Roofing Magazine, September 2016
  • “Prompt Payment Law Primer,” Georgia Utility Contractors Association Magazine, September 2021
  • “Common Construction Clauses Every General Practitioner Should Know,” Construction Law for the General Practitioner, State Bar of Georgia ICLE, February 2023
  • “Rebuilding America – A Conversation on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill,” Moderator, Atlanta Bar Association’s Construction Law Section Breakfast Meeting, April 27, 2022
  • “Using Escalation Clauses to Address Rising Construction Costs,” Moderator, Atlanta Bar Association’s Construction Law Section Breakfast Meeting, October 26, 2022
  • “Construction Law for the General Practitioner,” Panelist, State Bar of Georgia ICLE, February 10, 2023
  • Received 2021-2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Construction Law and Litigation-Construction

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Secretary/Treasurer
  • State Bar of Georgia, Construction Law Section


  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, B.B.A., 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia