Overview

Bret practices in the firm's General Commercial Litigation group where he focuses on business disputes and financial services litigation. Bret's practice concentrates primarily on civil litigation, including disputes involving breach of contract, consumer finance, commercial lending and real estate.

Experience

  • Represented large national mortgage lender in cases filed by borrowers alleging violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA"), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), the Truth in Lending Act ("TILA"), and wrongful foreclosure.
  • Represented large national mortgage lender in case against borrower, guarantors, and transferees to collect defaulted commercial loan, have receiver appointed over collateral, and void fraudulent transfers of assets.
  • Retained to defend multi-family apartment owners and property manager in breach of contract and open account cases against vendors.
  • Represented employer in various matters against defecting employees, including the enforcement of restrictive covenants, protection of trade secrets and proprietary information, and defense of claims for unpaid commissions.
  • Retained to defend limited recourse guarantor in deficiency action arising from a defaulted commercial loan.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Georgia Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" (2018-2019)
  • The University of Alabama Journal of the Legal Profession, James Smith Award
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®️  Commercial Litigation (2023)

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Professional & Community

Civic Activities

  • Sandy Springs Leadership (Class of 2018)
  • Sandy Springs Young Professionals, Chair
  • Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Northside Youth Organization, Coach (2013, 2018)

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia

Paralegal/Assistant

Legal Practice Assistant

Ashley Lightsey
(404) 685-4263
alightsey@burr.com

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