Mr. Bernhard helps clients navigate the legal challenges associated with starting, growing, and operating their business. Mr. Bernhard advises companies through the various stages of company formation and organization; capital funding; regulatory compliance; and operational needs including contract negotiation and drafting, employment and compensation issues, and transaction diligence.  Mr. Bernhard brings a unique perspective thanks to experience litigating complex commercial disputes, and applies the lessons learned to help his clients avoid the common pitfalls that lead to litigation.    


Mr. Bernhard also maintains an active commercial litigation practice representing plaintiffs and defendants.  Mr. Bernhard has experience representing a wide variety of clients ranging from large national corporations to local businesses and individuals.  With an emphasis on strategic decision making, Mr. Bernhard vigorously pursues his clients’ interests while staying focused on his clients’ end-goals.


Mr. Bernhard serves clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, finance, real estate, technology, consumer products and retail, restaurant and hospitality, construction, and others.


When not at work, Mr. Bernhard enjoys being actively involved in the Austin community, and looks forward to spending time outdoors and playing sports. 



 •  B.B.A., The University of Texas, McCombs School of Business

 •  J.D., Harvard Law School