Geiermann Bergeson & Guler

Practice Areas

Administrative Law

Geiermann Bergeson & Guler represents clients in all aspects of Federal and state regulation, including administrative appeals and litigation before the courts. We are well versed in the requirements of the Administrative Agencies Practice Act, which deals with administrative hearings and adjudication, administrative investigations, administrative officers and agents, administrative rulemaking, licensing, and regulatory enforcement.

Banking & Finance Law

Our firm assists depositors, lenders, and borrowers in accordance with intricate state and Federal banking statutes and regulations. Our attorneys have experience in lending and secured transactions, loan workouts, mortgages and foreclosures, public finance, state and municipal bonds and financing, venture capital, and other banking matters. Our clients include borrowers, commercial banks, credit unions, savings and thrifts, and holding companies.

Business, Commercial, & Franchise Law

Geiermann Bergeson & Guler provides a wide variety of services to business clients, from assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate, preparation of agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, obtaining financing and funding for business operations, and employee relations, to dissolution.


Our attorneys can assist in preparing agreements on a wide variety of legal matters, such as business arrangements, purchase and sale, personal service contracts, and so forth. We also review contracts and advise on potential problems and ways to protect our clients.

Health Law

Our firm has extensive experience in the large and complex body of health and healthcare law which is affected by both state and federal regulation and encompasses areas such as hospital law, Social Security Disability, Medicare and Medicaid, and mental health law.

Insurance Law

In personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death cases, an insurance company is usually involved. Our firm represents those involved in disputes concerning issues of insurance coverage.

Labor & Employment Law

Our firm represents employers and employees in collective bargaining, labor arbitration, labor disputes, labor legislation and regulation, labor relations board proceedings, unfair labor practices, union relations, and wage and hour laws, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

Employment law covers a complex network of laws that controls how employers must treat employees, former employees, and applicants for employment. We represent both employers and employees in areas such as employment discrimination, affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee benefits, whistleblower litigation, wrongful discharge, employment contracts, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Federal Employer's Liability Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and special laws governing municipal employment.

Litigation & Appeals

Geiermann Bergeson & Guler represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit or appeal as a result of a dispute, including prevention and settlement, in such areas as personal injury and employment claims, contract disputes, family law, will contests, and commercial matters.

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Our firm represents individuals involved in controversies alleging a wrong or damage to another's person, rights, reputation, or property resulting from events or activities such as automobile accidents, defective products, infliction of emotional distress, intentional misconduct, and negligence. Personal injury lawsuits often involve:

  • Auto accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Work-related injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Defective products

Probate & Estate Administration

Probate is the legal process by which a person's debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Estate Administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased's estate. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so it is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that the deceased's assets are distributed correctly.

Products Liability

Our firm represents individuals injured as a result of an unsafe product that was designed, manufactured, sold, or furnished by a person or company. We assist the injured in bringing their claims and being fairly compensated for their injuries.

Real Estate Law

Geiermann Bergeson & Guler represents both commercial clients and individuals in all proceedings and transactions that deal with real property - land and the structures attached to it - including purchase and sale, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, leases, title examinations, quiet title actions, closings, and management.

Wills & Estate Planning

Geiermann Bergeson & Guler handles a variety of estate planning matters, including planning for the distribution of an individual's property at his or her death according to the person's wishes, and taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property, and trusts so as to gain the maximum benefit of all laws.

Wrongful Death

If you've lost a loved one in an accident or as the result of a faulty or defective product or piece of equipment, Geiermann Bergeson & Guler can represent your interests against the parties at fault and their insurance companies to seek damages on your behalf.

425 N. 5th Street
P.O. Box 2196
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 223-1986
Fax: (701) 223-4049
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