William H. Leech
William H. Leech
Special Counsel
Jackson Office
Phone: 601.718.8837
Fax: 601.968.5593
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Practice Areas
Education
Vanderbilt School of Law, J.D., 1981, Vanderbilt Law Review, Patrick Wilson Scholar
Millsaps College, B.A. summa cum laude, 1978, Founder's Medal
Admissions
Mississippi State Courts
United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Choctaw Tribal Counsel
Professional Organizations and Special Designations
Best Lawyers in America
Mid-South Super Lawyers
Corporate Counsel Magazine's listing of Top Lawyers
Best Attorneys in Mississippi
AV Preeminent and Top Rated in Appellate Law by Martindale Hubbell
Adjunct Professor at the Mississippi College School of Law
Coach of the Mississippi College School of Law Duberstein and Arbitration competition teams
Order of Barristers non-student member
American Bankruptcy Institute
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
Barrister Member, Charles Clark Inns of Court
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Foundation Fellow
National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, National Arbitration Forum
Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference (Board of Directors (1987-1993), President (1989- 1990), Vice-President (1988-1989), Secretary-Treasurer (1987-1988), Chairman, Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee (1999, 2000), Chairman, Ad Hoc Bankruptcy Law Forum Committee (1991), Chairman, Nominations Committee (1991 ), Chairman, Rules Advisory Committee to the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi (1987), Chairman, Education Committee (1986))
Mississippi Secretary of State's Uniform Commerical Code Task Force
Publications and Seminars
"2016 -Case Law Update: Focus on Business Cases"- Lecturer and co-author, 36th Annual Seminar, Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, Inc. (Jackson, Mississippi); 2016
"2015-Case Law Update: Focus on Business Cases"- Lecturer and co-author, 35th Annual Seminar, Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, Inc. (Jackson, Mississippi); 2015
"Update on Fraudulent Transfers to Pre-Petition Lenders and Credit Bidding in Chapter 11 Cases" - Lecturer, 17th Annual Mid-South Conference on Bankruptcy Law (Memphis, Tennessee); 2011
"The Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in Bankruptcy" - Lecturer, 30th Annual Seminar, Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, Inc. (Jackson, Mississippi); 2010
"Preparing to Mediate"- Lecturer, Mediation Conference, Mississippi College School of Law (Jackson, Mississippi); 2010
"Litigation and Bankruptcy: Removal, Remand, Jury Trials and Everything in Between"­ Lecturer and author, USLAW Network Client Conference (San Francisco, California); 2009
"Litigating Consumer Class Actions Involving Bankruptcies and Foreclosures" - Lecturer and co-author, 8th Annual Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation (New York, New York); 2009
"Small Business Provisions/Single Asset Real Estate Chapter 11 Cases Under BAPCPA"­ Lecturer and author, 13th Annual Mid-South Conference on Bankruptcy Law (Tunica, Mississippi); 2008
"Asset Protection Strategies Affected By BAPCPA"- Lecturer and author, 26th Annual Seminar -Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, Inc. (Jackson, Mississippi ): 2007
"Asset Protection Strategies Affected By BAPCPA" - Lecturer, 11th Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, American Bankruptcy Institute (Amelia Island, Florida): 2006
"Update on Bankruptcy Developments"- Lecturer and author, The Credit Law Institute (Santa Monica, California); 2005
"Litigating Consumer Class Actions in Bankruptcy Court" - Lecturer and author, American Conference Institute (Chicago, Illinois); 2005
"Hot and Developing Consumer Topics" -Lecturer and co-author, 18th Annual Memphis Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Seminar (Memphis, Tennessee); 2004
"Bad Faith Case Filings, Case Dismissals and Conversions Under Chapters 7, 11, & 13"­ Lecturer and co-author, 18th Annual Memphis Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Seminar (Memphis, Tennessee): 2004
"Consumer Bankruptcy"- Lecturer and co-author, American Conference Institute (New York City, New York); 2004
Notable Cases and Professional Accomplishments
Plant Materials, LLC v. Alliance Consulting Grp, LLC. 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23327 (S.D. Miss., February 13, 2019).
In re Alliance Consulting Grp, LLC, 588 B.R. 169 (Bankr. S.D. Miss. 2018).
Palmer v. Hope Enterprise Corp. (In re Palmer). 2017 Bankr. LEXlS 1481 (Bankr. S.D. Miss. May 30, 2017).
Smith v. Henley and Trustmark National Bank, 548 13.R. 724 (S.D. Miss. 2016).
ln re Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc., 2015 Bankr. LEXIS 3550 (Bankr. N.D. Miss. Oct. 20, 2015).
In re Smith, 530 B.R. 327 (Bankr. S.D. Miss. 2015).
Community Trust Bank v. First National Bank of Clarksdale, 150 So. 3d 683 (Miss. 2014).
In re Kennedy, 504 B.R. 815 (Bankr. S.D. Miss 2014 ).
Garner v. BankPlus, 2013 U .S. Dist. LEXIS 75877 (S.D. Miss. May 30. 2013).
Kinwood Capital Group, L.L.C. v. BankPlus (In re Northlake Dev. L.L.C.), 643 F.3d 448 5th Cir. 2011).
Nabers v. Morgan, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53045 (S.D. Miss. May 17, 2011).
Nabers v. Morgan, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28408 (S.D. Miss. Mar. 4, 2011).
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