WILLIAM L. NORTON III is a Member of the law firm Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, 1600 Division St., Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203 (615-252-2397). He graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1975; J.D., 1982). He practices in the commercial finance area and focuses primarily in creditor’s rights and insolvency law. Mr. Norton is Certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist and is a Fellow with the American College of Bankruptcy. He teaches bankruptcy law as an Adjunct Professor in Bankruptcy Law at Vanderbilt University School of Law; and is the Editor in Chief for Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 3d (Thomson-Reuters) and Co-Author of the Creditor’s Rights Handbook (Thomson-Reuters 2008). He serves as Institute Manager for Norton Institutes on Bankruptcy Law. Mr. Norton is Past President of the American Board of Certification and is a Director Emeritus. He is a Past President of the Tennessee Turnaround Management Association; a Past President and current Board member of the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute; a Past First Vice President of the Nashville Bar Association and a past Board Chair of the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center. He is an approved Rule 31 mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court.