Experience

Bret has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts, including several successful jury trials.

Bret’s accomplishments include:

  • Successfully defending a large, regional bank in federal jury trial against claims brought by subordinate lender.
  • Representing both originating banks and participating banks in numerous disputes over participation agreements relating to multi-million dollar loans.
  • Obtaining summary judgments on behalf of corporate officers in several fraud and fiduciary cases.
  • Successfully prosecuting fraudulent transfer cases throughout Georgia which led to pivotal case law
  • Recovering hundreds of millions in assets on behalf of lenders since 2008 downward cycle.
  • Managing state-wide practice of confirmations of foreclosure sales, including the landmark case of HWA Properties, Inc. v, Community & Southern Bank, 322 Ga. App. 877, 746 S.E.2d 609 (2013), which preserved a guarantor’s liability for a deficiency judgment despite an absence of a confirmation of the foreclosure sale.

Credentials

  • Admissions
    • Admitted to practice in Georgia
  • Awards
    • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Education
    • University of Southern California, J.D. 1996
    • Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1993
  • Community Involvement 
    • Leadership Gwinnett, Class of 2009-2010