|Greg Bertrand is a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law and has been engaged in the practice of law since 1992. His previous experience was as the managing attorney for a law firm consisting of approximately ten attorneys and twenty plus staff persons. Greg Bertrand has represented numerous business clients during his career, including ongoing and start-up businesses, high tech businesses and health care service companies. Greg Bertrand has performed legal services for the Resolution Trust Corporation and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in various matters, including improved and unimproved property auctions, forcible entry and detainer actions and the federal Donation Deed Program. |
Greg Bertrand's litigation experience includes lawsuits involving the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, defamation, breach of contract, negligence and other various tort actions and defenses, breach of fiduciary duties, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, temporary and permanent restraining orders, foreclosures, forcible entry and detainer actions ( Justice of the Peace Courts and county court appeals), collection and defenses of delinquent promissory notes, and alter ego and single business enterprise matters. In addition, Greg Bertrand advises business owners on all business entity issues, including the forming and maintaining of business Corporations, general and Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies. Greg Bertrand has acted as a business consultant in the area of employment relations, personnel issues, such as hiring, firing, training and retention, Federal and State law compliance, and EEOC complaints and responses. A large part of Greg Bertrand's practice consists of representing businesses in assets sales, stocks sales and mergers.
Greg Bertrand's business and corporate clients have included national franchisors, home health care agencies, communications companies, equipment retailers, product manufacturers and distributors, trucking companies, on-line businesses, mail centers, athletic facilities, medical service providers such as chiropractors, doctors and dentists, restaurants and clubs, food retailers, computer companies and non-profit organizations, to name only a few. Greg Bertrand currently serves as corporate counsel for several businesses in the North Texas area.
In addition to his law degree, Greg Bertrand obtained a bachelor's degree in Personnel Management from the University of North Texas School of Business and an M.B.A. in Finance from Texas Tech University Graduate School of Business. Greg Bertrand has been an adjunct professor of Business Law for the University of North Texas.
Greg Bertrand has served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers and Sisters of Denton County and served as its legal counsel until its merger with the Dallas chapter. Greg Bertrand represented Denton County as a voting member of the Private Industry Council from 1994 to 1996. Greg Bertrand is involved in lecture programs for local high schools on issues relating to law and juvenile rights and he served as the coach for the State Championship Lewisville High School Mock Trial team from 1992 through 2001.
Greg Bertrand, born Rochester, Minn., March 19, 1965. Admitted to Bar: 1992, Texas. Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas and all state district, county and municipal courts. Education: University of North Texas (B.B.A., Personnel Management 1987); Texas Tech University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A., Finance 1992); Legal Education: Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 1992). Former Member: American Bar Association; Member: State Bar of Texas (Civil Litigation Section, Business Law Section). Adjunct Professor of Business Law-University of North Texas, 1996 - Present.
Keith Smiley is a 2008 graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and has been engaged in the practice of law since 2009. His practice includes* family law cases involving child support, child custody and visitation, grand-parent visitation rights, paternity, modifications, temporary and permanent restraining orders, protective orders, real estate issues, wills and probate, civil litigation, foreclosures, and collections.
Keith also has donated his time and provided pro bono services for Human Rights Initiative since 2008, providing assistance to staff attorneys and representing clients in a successful asylum case. In addition to work in asylum defense he has attended local law enforcement seminars on human trafficking in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Human Rights Initiative is the only nonprofit organization providing free representation to asylum seekers and children in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.
Keith Smiley, Admitted to Bar: 2009, Texas. Education: University of North Texas (B..A., 1998); Legal Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., 2008). Member: State Bar of Texas.
*Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.