Experience

In addition to serving as a Chapter 7 Trustee Panel member for over twenty-five years, Bert has also served as a Chapter 11 Trustee and has worked closely with Creditor Committees and the Office of the United States Trustee. Bert has served as a Receiver and special counsel to Receivers in matters pending in the Superior Courts. Bert’s bankruptcy practice is a national practice as he has worked on bankruptcy cases in jurisdictions throughout the country.

Bert has served in various positions in local county government. He served on the Gwinnett County Recreation Authority in 1990, the Municipal Gwinnett County Planning Commission from 1991-2002 where he served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman, and the County Revitalization Task Force in 2001 and 2002. He was elected as the District 2 Representative to the Gwinnett County Commission in 2002 and served until 2011.

Bert serves on the Board of Directors of the Gwinnett Convention and Visitor’s Bureau which operates the Gwinnett Arena, Gwinnett Center and The Gwinnett Braves Stadium. Bert has worked closely with citizens groups and business leaders on local government issues, including zoning cases and zoning litigation

Credentials

  • Admissions
    • Admitted to practice in Georgia
  • Awards
    • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Named one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” in Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy in Georgia Trend Magazine, 2003
    • Named one of Georgia’s top-rate Bankruptcy and government lawyers, National Law Journal, 2013
  • Education 
    • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1984
    • The University of Georgia, M.P.A., 1981
    • The University of Georgia, B.A. 1979
  • Community Involvement
    • District 2 Representative to the Gwinnett County Commission 2002-2011
    • Gwinnett County Recreation Authority 1990
    • Vice-Chairman and Chairman, Municipal Gwinnett County Planning Commission 1991-2002
    • Board of Directors, Gwinnett Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
    • Gwinnett County Bar Association
    • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
    • American Bankruptcy Institute