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Bryan H. Burg

Bryan H. Burg

Managing Partner

Location:
Federal Courthouse Square
300 N. Travis
Sherman, Texas 75090
Phone: 903-870-0070
877-EDTEXAS (Toll Free)
Fax: 903-870-0066
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Location:
Diodes Building
4949 Hedgcoxe, Suite 230
Plano, Texas 75024
Phone: 214-387-9100
Fax: 214-387-9125

Location:
Federal Courthouse Square
300 N. Travis
Sherman, Texas 75090
Phone: 903-870-0070
877-EDTEXAS (Toll Free)
Fax: 903-870-0066

Diodes Building
4949 Hedgcoxe, Suite 230
Plano, Texas 75024
Phone: 214-387-9100
Fax: 214-387-9125

Bryan H. Burg, as Managing Partner, provides general management for the firm. Mr. Burg enjoys meeting and helping people with unique problems, developing a thorough understanding of their circumstances, and formulating a plan to resolve their issues through litigation or other means. Through the years, Mr. Burg has had a wide and varied practice, having been actively involved in litigation in Texas and Federal courts, including United States Tax Court.

Mr. Burg utilizes an aggressive, tenacious, reasoned and “think outside the box” approach to the practice of law, with a focus on serving his clients’ best interests in an economical fashion. He has been instrumental in representing his clients in “bet the company” type disputes in which litigation is only part of an overall plan. It is particularly rewarding to work with engaged clients who follow the litigation and share significantly in the strategy. Such clients develop a real understanding of the role of lawyers and establish long term relationships. Mr. Burg is proud to have ongoing client relationships extending for over three decades.

Mr. Burg enjoys using his experience to assist businesses and entrepreneurs in the formation and growth of their respective business entities, with the intention of avoiding problems that can lead to litigation. Often, proper transaction planning can make the difference between success and failure for a business, and Mr. Burg has worked with sales of assets and companies in such broad areas as trademarks, radar equipment, military software, commercial software, healthcare companies, professional practices, improved and unimproved real property, patents, copyrights and other property. He also works with wills, trusts and other estate planning documents with respect to both drafting and litigation.

Extricating clients from soured business relationships, debt problems and oppressive contracts are other areas in which Mr. Burg practices. Protecting minority partners and shareholders against abuse by other owners is often part of that process. Mr. Burg has represented both shareholders and business entities in pursuing and defending against claims related to organization structure and governance. He has also litigated matters involving breach of sales and service contracts, vendor agreements and vendor audits, noncompetition agreements, confidentiality obligations and fiduciary duty breaches. Mr. Burg has also represented small business owners and investors in diverse matters involving federal and state securities laws, Ponzi schemes, and statutory fraud cases.

Apart from normal business litigation involving contract and fraud cases, Mr. Burg has been fortunate enough to work with crypto-currency transfer software, international litigation with other legal and political systems, federal and state tax disputes, intergovernmental and regulatory disputes, rulemaking and legislation drafting. He has also litigated matters involving governmental accounting standards and the function of county auditors.

Mr. Burg has found enjoyment and friendships working with the State Bar of Texas for 16 years in professional grievance cases. In addition, he has held positions on non-profit boards, as an officer and as general counsel.

Apart from the practice of law, Mr. Burg’s interests include outdoor sports and military history. He edited a military history book published by the Naval Institute Press in 2003 and a chapter of a book published by the University of Kansas Press in 2009.

Mr. Burg is pleased to work with his partners to preserve Clyde Siebman’s legacy and commitment to the rule of law and the Eastern District of Texas.

He was born in Dallas and is happily married to his wife, Laura. Together, Mr. Burg and his wife have a son, two daughters, and five grandsons.

Areas of Practice:

  • Federal and State Court Litigation
  • Federal Taxation
  • Fiduciary Law and Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Nonsolicitation Agreements
  • Noncompetition Agreements
  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Tort Disputes
  • Governmental Disputes
  • Business Organizations
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Business Planning
  • 42 USC § 1983
  • Executive Employment Disputes
  • Business Sales and Purchases
  • Employment Harassment
  • Trade Secret Law

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas Courts, 1984
  • United States Tax Court, 1984
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 1996
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1996
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2011
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2016
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 2016
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 2016
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2016

Education

  • Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, BS in Commerce (Accounting), 1980, cum laude, Commerce Fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, J.D., 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Center for American and International Law, Advisory Board Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, District 1 Grievance Committee, 1994 to 2000
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, District 1 Grievance Committee, 2006 to 2012
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, District 1 Grievance Committee 2017 to current
  • The Bar Association for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2009
  • Dallas Bar Association Ethics Committee
  • Grayson County Bar Association

Significant Representations

  • Represented seller of name and trademark to publicly-traded company
  • Defended software developer in cryptocurrency case alleging fraud and negligence
  • Defended county against Attorneys Pro-Tem seeking excessive fees to prosecute public official
  • Represented county auditor in case to establish audit access rights to software
  • Devised court-approved reclamation plan for sand mining pit
  • State tax audit representation for businesses
  • Defended fiduciary in lawsuit brought for trustee removal, fee disgorgement, and trust rescission
  • Used derivative suit as counterclaim to prevent ouster of business owner
  • Represented seller of large local health care company in business sale
  • Defended seller of accounting practice in noncompetition litigation
  • Represented condominium developer against lenders, unit owners in debt workout
  • Recovered for loss of breeding horse through veterinary malpractice
  • Authored part of Texas franchise tax statute
  • Obtained favorable revenue ruling in IRS national office dispute
  • Argued state and federal appellate court cases
  • Created bar association, food bank, school, ministries, and other non-profit, tax-exempt entities
  • Represented city in dispute with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Defended partner against forged partnership agreement falsely notarized by plaintiffs
  • Recovered substantial assets in real estate and securities fraud Ponzi Scheme cases
  • Represented horse owners, trainers, veterinarians, and breeders in litigation